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Significant cost increases: only one in two pubs making a profit BII research has revealed

BII: 'half of pubs operating at a loss'

By Rebecca Weller

Only one in two hospitality firms are making a profit, new research from The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has revealed.

How can pubs target their MPs on rates campaign?

Call for pubs to step up on rates campaigning

By Ed Bedington

With many pubs struggling to break even, operators are being urged to increase pressure through their local MPs around business rates relief as the Government Autumn Statement approaches.

Partnership forged: The BII has joined with the Zero Carbon Forum as part of its Sustainability Champion Award, which is backed by Sky Business

BII partners with Zero Carbon Forum

By Gary Lloyd

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has partnered with Zero Carbon Forum to support pubs on their sustainability journey as part of the BII’s recently launched Sustainability Champion Award.

What's in the news 16 June

Review of the Week

Reasons to be cheerful

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the BII's Steve Alton to take a look at the week's events, from epic cycle rides to positive news on business rates and beyond.

Lock in podcast episode 54: can community pubs remain viable?

Can community pubs remain viable?

By Ed Bedington

In the latest episode, the Lock In team look at the role of community pubs and the threat escalating costs is having on that area of the pub trade.

Strike action: RMT rejects initial offer to call off strikes (Getty/ kev303)

Sector hits out at Xmas rail strikes

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Christmas train strikes will go ahead after the RMT union rejected an initial offer by the group representing train companies, a decision that has come under fire from trade bodies.

What's in the news 23 September?

Review of the Week

Reasons for optimism?

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington spoke with trade association bosses Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality and the BII's Steve Alton to get their take on the mini-budget and whether there was any grounds for optimism.

Government help: BII survey sheds light on a struggling sector (Getty/ Vladimir Vladimirov)

15% of pubs say business no longer viable

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has called for Government support to ensure the future survival of pubs, after a survey of its members revealed the fragility of the sector as it battles huge economic challenges.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 46

The Lock In Podcast

Lock In season finale - coping with what lies ahead

By Ed Bedington

The second season of the Lock In podcast draws to a close as the team take a look at what lies ahead for the pub sector and seek some expert advice to allow operators to prepare.

Critical situation: 74% of operators surveyed stated energy costs biggest contributor to ‘plummeting’ profitability (Credit: Getty/ Dimensions)

Profitability ‘plummets’ as operating costs soar

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality trade bodies have called on the Government to tackle inflationary headwinds and introduce a new tax and investment regime to get the industry back on track and recognise the contribution it could make to the economy.

Critical level: staff shortages impacting industry and economic recovery (Credit: Getty/South_agency)

Staff shortages damaging economic recovery

By Rebecca Weller

Staff shortages within the hospitality sector have caused almost half (45%) of operators to cut trading hours or capacity in order to cope, costing the industry £21bn in lost revenue, a joint survey by UKHospitality (UKH), the British Institute of Innkeeping...

Who won the BII Licensee of the Year Award?

Heron Inn scoops top award

By Ed Bedington

A Cornish operator was celebrating after taking home the prestigious title of Licensee of the Year (LOYA) yesterday.

Training and talent: Industry professionals recognised at the NITA awards

NITA award winners announced

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Yesterday (28 April 2022), the very best in training, apprenticeships and wellbeing programmes were recognised at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs).

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 37

The Lock In Podcast

Money trouble: Pub finance challenges

By Ed Bedington

With finances facing an ever-growing squeeze and debts coming home to roost next month, the Lock In team take a look at what pub operators should be thinking about when it comes to managing cash flow, dealing with debt, handling the current utilities...

Best practice guidance for the management of pub repairs and dilapidations: trade bodies collaborate to produce guidance report (Credit: Getty/South_agency)

Trade bodies formulate repairs guidance

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and UKHospitality (UKH), have produced best practice guidance for the management of pub repairs and dilapidations.

One in three pubs have no cash reserves left: BII member survey reveals 55% of respondents have debts of more than £40,000 (Credit: Getty/katleho Seisa)

Pubs in 'fragile state' as 1 in 3 left with no cash reserves

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs have been left in a ‘fragile state’ with no cash reserves, forcing some to consider ceasing trade as one in 10 licensees believe their business is currently unviable, according to the latest British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) member survey.

Unlocking announcement: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will update the country about what life will look like on Monday 19 July (image: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street via Flickr)

PM to announce end of restrictions

By Emily Hawkins

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to set out how he will “restore people’s freedoms” by removing all Covid measures including face-covering and social distancing laws.

Grant payments: some local authorities

BII pushes Government to simplify grant process

By Emily Hawkins

Members of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have reported varying experiences of local authorities paying out grant support, with one-in-seven still waiting for a single payment.

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.

The Big Interview: BII's Mike Clist & Anthony Pender

Interview

The Big Interview: BII's Mike Clist & Anthony Pender

By Mike Berry

When British Institute of Innkeeping chairman Anthony Pender called in the help of Mike Clist, the wheels were set in motion to refocus the membership body’s offer and reach new heights. Mike Berry finds out more.

BII launches revamped website

Technology

BII launches revamped website

By James Evison

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has revamped its website including a new 'marketplace' for members.

BII to ‘put pride in its membership’

BII to ‘put pride in its membership’

By Mike Berry

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is in a “healthy position” with membership and revenue growing, according to managing director Mike Clist.

Anthony Pender: Chairman, British Institute of Innkeeping

News profile

Anthony Pender: Chairman, British Institute of Innkeeping

By Ellie Bothwell

Yummy Pub Company managing director Anthony Pender took on the role of chairman at the BII in November and is now looking towards the future to make sure the organisation remains a force for training future stars in the hospitality sector. Ellie Bothwell...

Castle Rock introduces licensee training course

Castle Rock introduces licensee training course

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

Castle Rock, the Nottingham-based brewer and pub operator, is launching a licensee training course in Nottingham to train personal licensees in hospitality and alcohol retailing.