What's in the news 3 May?

Review of the Week

'I'm not asking for support'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with The Inn Collection Group's Sean Donkin to get his take on the week's news from interest rates to Whitbread's restructuring.

What's in the news 11 November

Reasons to be optimistic

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Robinsons Brewery's William Robinson to discuss the economic outlook and grounds for optimism amid the challenges we're facing.

Government needs to act on energy challenge for pub sector

Action needed now on energy crisis

By Ed Bedington

In the 1920s there were pictures of German consumers wheeling barrows full of cash to pay for a loaf of bread.

Official figures: data from the Office of National Statistics found total GDP for the UK in February 2022 grew by 0.1% (image: Getty/atiatiati)

Sector ‘main growth driver' of economy

By Nikkie Thatcher

The accommodation and food services sector activities grew by 8.6% in February 2022 and was the main contributor to the service industry’s growth in that month, official figures have revealed.

Food drink spending

Food and drink spend on dates rises

By Mark Wingett

A combined study by dating website and the Centre for Economic Business Research (CEBR) found that dating contributes about £3.6bn every year to the UK economy and that this has increased by £200m so far this year, compared with 2011.

Carnage will not expand student events

Carnage will not expand student events

By Michelle Perrett

Varsity Leisure Group (VLG) has decided not to expand the number of Carnage student pub crawls that it hosts for the coming academic term, saying it’s not possible to host more events.

Pub is the Hub chief executive John Longden with Prince Charles

Licensees laud Pub is the Hub scheme

By Adam Pescod

A large majority of licensees would recommend a Pub is the Hub scheme to other pubs, because it can benefit the wider community, while also...

Brains: tough year

SA Brain profit hit by slow economy

By John Harrington, M&C Report

SA Brain, the Cardiff-based brewer and pub operator, has blamed the slow economic recovery for causing its results to fall behind target for the year...