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Early pay day: the scheme will boost staff retention and recruitment, says Stonegate’s Tim Painter

Early pay day for Stonegate staff

By Emily Hawkins

Stonegate Pub Company has partnered with an app that means pub staff can access some of their wages at any point before the next pay day.

Covers and coverage: expanding faster mobile internet to rural communities can boost pubs, according to Long Live the Local's David Cunningham

5G rollout offers rural pubs chance to ‘survive and thrive’

By Stuart Stone

The growth of 5G networks – offering mobile internet speeds 10 to 20 times faster than previous generations – in rural areas can provide a wealth of opportunities for pubs according to Long Live the Local’s programme director David Cunningham.

Career opportunity: Greene King pushes apprenticeships

Greene King bangs sector apprenticeships drum

By Nicholas Robinson

Greene King, which is in the throes of a sale to a Hong Kong firm, is urging recent secondary school graduates to consider pursuing an apprenticeship in the hospitality trade.

Saved by drinkers: pub operator Jayne Blackshaw says donations have saved the Cotton Tree (image: The Cotton Tree, Facebook)

Regulars raise £3.5k for flooded pub

By Emily Hawkins

A pub operator has thanked her regulars for coming to the rescue with a crowdfunding effort after a flood forced the pub to shut for weeks.

Slipping a digit: from autumn, customers at XYZ Social will be able to pay for drinks with a swipe of their finger

Manchester bar is first to accept finger vein payments

By Stuart Stone

From autumn, ordering another round will be as simple as lifting a finger for customers at XYZ Social in Manchester after the bar unveiled a partnership with biometrics payment provider Fingopay.

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