Professional Services & Utilities

Plastic use and misuse: advice for pubs launched by the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Cut disposable plastics in pubs with new SRA advice

By Claire Churchard

Pubs looking to cut their use of disposable plastics, such as straws, cups and cling film, have a fresh repository of advice to draw on with the launch of ‘Unwrapping Plastics: Use and Misuse in Hospitality’ manual from the Sustainable Restaurant Association...

Bottle banks: reducing waste can help your bottom line

Why reducing pub waste makes sense

By Claire Churchard

As consumer awareness and concerns about waste increases, smart hospitality businesses are already looking at how they can do more to reduce their environmental footprint.

Helping hand: When you are in debt it is important to have someone to offer you help

Debt management: the penny drops

By Jo Bruce

Financial problems are common across the entire sector so it’s no surprise many publicans are feeling the pinch. Here is some advice on coping with debt and finding a way out of it.

Reaching remote parts: pubs offer vital community services that bring local residents together

Pub is the Hub showcases Cornish community pubs to MPs

By Claire Churchard

Pub is the Hub showcased the work of pubs that are diversifying their offer in Cornwall by inviting MPs Mike Wood and Steve Double to see how it supports pubs in providing community services in rural and remote parts of the country.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: images of oceans choked with waste are enough to put anyone off their pint

Waste management: plastic not so fantastic?

By Claire Churchard

Efforts to stop waste plastics polluting the environment are to be commended. But experts have warned that finding a solution to do this can sometimes have unintended consequences.

New standards: as of 1 April low energy ratings could block the letting of pubs

Low energy ratings to block pub lets

By Stuart Stone

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations are coming into force on the 1 April changing the rules on around whether a pub can be let to a tenant or not.

Good hygiene: the video shows how to clean beer tap nozzles effectively

Waging war on dirty nozzles

By Nikkie Sutton

Beer hygiene experts have released a video, tackling poor nozzle hygiene practice and the ‘misinformation’ that goes with it.

Banks aren't the only source available to lend you money for expansion, so do your homework before taking the cash

Smart money: sourcing funds to expand your business

By Michelle Perrett

If you want to expand your business, financial backing is key but where can you get your hands on the readies? It’s not just banks that can help you. There are probably more options than you think

Money worries: last year, 60% of January enquiries to the LTC were from people seeking financial support

How pub workers can beat the January blues

By Stuart Stone

In light of seasonal splurging and early December paydays, the Licensed Trade Charity has issued a short guide to help pub workers beat January money blues.

Wave of cost rises: After an expensive year, it's worth setting aside time to prioritise cost management

Cost cutters: ways to reduce the 3 biggest pub costs

By Claire Churchard

As pubs battle ever-rising overheads and the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit, The Morning Advertiser looks at the three main costs for pubs and outlines some ways to cut them down to size

Pubs should be exempt from deposit scheme costs says BBPA

Pubs should be exempt from deposit scheme costs says BBPA

By Stuart Stone

British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has highlighted the pub industry’s good record on recycling in response to a call for evidence by the Department for Environment & Rural Affairs on the subject.

Dispute resolution: the PGB has reminded large pubcos its services are available to them

Low-cost resolution service 'still an option' in pub rent disputes

By Stuart Stone

The Pub Governing Body (PGB) has reminded licensees with agreement under the statutory code that the Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) resolution service remains an option if there are tied rent disagreements – even in cases where the market-rent-only...

Helping hand: new credit card for operators

Food credit card launched for pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

A national food wholesaler has launched a credit card for catering businesses, which has an upper limit of £25,000 and up to 37-days’ of interest free credit.

Simon Longbottom, CEO, Stonegate Pub Company

My Shout: Simon Longbottom, CEO, Stonegate Pub Company

By Simon Longbottom

Our industry is facing unprecedented inflationary and political challenges, and many are in the area of people and employment, the national living wage, the apprenticeship levy and the potential post-Brexit shortfall in labour to name but three.

Banned: no more surcharge payments for customers

Card payment surcharges to be outlawed

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and other businesses will be banned from charging customers extra for paying by debit or credit card from January next year.

Useful benchmarks: BBPA releases its latest edition of its operating cost guide for tied tenants and lesses

BBPA releases latest operating cost guide for pubs

By James Wallin, MCA

Operating costs for tied pubs accounted for between 33% and 40% of total turnover last year, according to the British Beer and Pub Association's (BBPA) latest edition of its operating cost guide.

The pub name ’George and the Dragon’ became popular under King Edward III

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

By Claire Churchard

Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed over the years? Here, we take a look at the stories behind the names

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