What's in the news 12 November

Rising costs are 'frightening'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's editor Ed Bedington speaks to Brian Whiting of WH Pubs for his views on the week's news, from inflationary pressures and premiumisation through to the debate over dogs in pubs.

Cost of running a pub increases

Cost of running the average pub increases

By Mark Wingett

Like-for-like sales climbed 5.8% across the UK’s pub sector in the year to October 2012, with community locals and food led outlets outperforming the market, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailer’s (ALMR) latest Benchmarking Survey...

ALMR: The average cost of running a pub has stabilised

ALMR: The average cost of running a pub has stabilised

By John Harrington

The average cost of running a pub has stabilised, while like-for-like sales growth in the sector has accelerated although gross margins have declined, according to the latest Benchmarking Survey from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Clayton: Trade is addicted to turnover figures

‘Control of costs and margins are key’

By Michelle Perrett

Will Clayton, the entrepreneur behind Gresham Inns and Leicester Square wine bar, the Cork & Bottle, claims that many businesses are spending a disproportionate amount of time looking to increase sales, when they are running a business where costs...

Wigham: good advice

Good advice — why people don't use it

By Paul Wigham

I sat this week on the inaugural meeting of the BII Panel of Professional Advisors and it sparked debate on a number of issues, says Paul Wigham.

Loungers: still growing

Loungers ups expansion

By Gemma McKenna

Bristol-based group Loungers is expanding faster than anticipated, and has just signed a deal on its 17th site. The company, which was founded in...

Age checking condition will cost pubs

Alcohol code will cost pubs £859

By Gemma McKenna

The mandatory code will cost £859 per pub in the first year — £613 more than original estimates. The Home Office estimates the total cost across...