Technology

Pubco power: customers will not be able to charge their phones behind the bar of JDW pubs

Would you let customers charge their phones behind the bar?

By Nikkie Sutton

Following national reports that JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has banned customers from charging their phones behind the bar of its pubs, The Morning Advertiser spoke with licensees about their policies on the issue.

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.

Digital awareness: Wireless Social boss Julian Ross outlined the importance of capitalising on Wi-Fi

MA500: opportunities in ethernet real estate

By Claire Churchard

Julian Ross from Wireless Social highlighted the benefits for pubs in offering Wi-Fi hot spots and partnering with other local venues to offer Wi-Fi. 

Social media: Millennials explain why they go to the pub

What the Millennials say about pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks offers, atmosphere, ‘shareability’ and the entertainment available in the pub play a big part in where Millennials choose to spend time in the on-trade.

In limbo: the system for challenging business-rates

Business-rates appeals in limbo as website deemed ‘unfit’

By Georgina Townshend

Thousands of businesses which are challenging their rates bill are "in limbo" as the Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website is “unfit for purpose”, according to business, rent and rates specialists CVS.