Professional Services & Utilities

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.