Economics

Analysis: The food-led pub juggernaut rolls on

CGA/AlixPartners data

Analysis: The food-led pub juggernaut rolls on

By Mike Berry

While UK pub numbers generally are in decline — with wet-led outlets losing out to food-led sites — vibrant city centres across the country are bucking the trend. Mike Berry reports.

Two-track recovery leading to higher spend on premium

Boost in spend on premium food and drink good for pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits are continuing to buy less, but better quality, which is driving spend in gourmet dining establishments and boosting volume sales of Champagne and craft beer, research from Mintel has shown.

'Lost enjoyment' of sensible drinkers would be made up for by befits of increased duty according to IAS

Budget

Alcohol duty judged 'too low' according to report

By Emily Sutherland

A new report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has claimed alcohol taxes are too low – despite UK drinkers paying 52p per pint in duty, one of the highest rates in Europe.

Is it a good market for first-time buyers?

Pub property

Is it a good market for first-time buyers?

By Nicholas Baker

Nicholas Baker provides us with his thoughts on the current environment for pub finance and tips for applying for finance as a first-time buyer.

BBPA: Talk up the value of beer

Beer Innovation Summit

BBPA: Talk up the value of beer

By Jessica Mason

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) identified how crucial it was for the sector to present a united front to keep pubs and beer in the minds of politicians following next month’s general election.

Licensed Trade Charity launches sickness guidance

Guidance

Licensed Trade Charity launches sickness guidance

By Ellie Bothwell

The Licensed Trade Charity has launched new guidance to help prevent long-term sick and disabled people working in the licensed trade getting into financial problems.