Training

Step too far: can pubs ask women to wear bras?

Do pub staff have to wear underwear?

By Georgina Townshend

Pubs are entitled to have dress codes in place and can expect their staff to look smart and professional at all times. But, how far can the stipulations go?

Employee retention: How to keep your best staff

Pub Skills: retain your best staff

By Jo Faragher

Recruitment is a perennial problem for pub employers. But what if your staff wanted to stay, the good ones at least. Improving your employee retention with career growth, training and seasonal worker support is a sure-fire way to reduce your hiring burden.

Damage limitation: legal advice on potential rat infestations

In association with Poppleston Allen

Legal Q&A: should you close your pub after a rat infestation?

By Poppleston Allen

If the local environmental health officer (EHO) finds evidence of a rat infestation in a pub kitchen, should the publican close the pub at the EHO's request? Poppleston Allen explains the legal position.

Sheffield Tap: it doesn't take long for the bar to fill up

My Pub: The Sheffield Tap

By Claire Churchard

When licensee Jamie Hawksworth found a derelict Edwardian building on platform 1b of Sheffield railway station, he saw potential beneath the boarded-up windows and damage. But he says the journey to making it an award-winning pub wasn’t always easy.

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