What's in the news 18 August?

Review of the Week

'Recruitment is getting a bit easier'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington met up with Yummy Collection's Anthony Pender to chat through the week's news, from takeaway pints to energy and new openings.

How can pubs tackle the energy crisis?

The Power Struggle

Act now to tackle the energy crisis

By Ed Bedington

With volatile energy costs and operators locked into sky-high deals, the Morning Advertiser has teamed up with UKHospitality to launch a campaign, The Power Struggle, to ensure the industry is heard loud and clear as part of a consultation process.

Long time coming: hospitality sector reacts to Ofgem's plans to address energy crisis (Credit: Getty/Selitbul)

Ofgem reforms 'welcomed' by sector

By Rebecca Weller

Ofgem’s reformation plans to address the ongoing energy crisis have been welcomed by the sector, but trade bodies warn the Government must act “urgently” to avoid more business failures.

What's in the news 7th July

Review of the Week

Three year anniversary since Independence Day!

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Anglian Country Inns boss James Nye to get his take on the week's news, from milestone anniversaries to machine learning!

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 63

The Lock In Podcast

Season finale: The challenges ahead

By Ed Bedington

With season three of the Lock In podcast coming to a close, we take a look at some of the current challenges, energy, supply, inflation etc - and where we see things heading.

What's in the news 17 March?

Review of the Week

‘Politics back to normal’

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with UKHospitality boss Kate Nicholls to get her take on the week's news, which has seen the Spring Budget announced, Ofgem's letter to Government and potential train strike breakthroughs.

Budget offers puns but no support


Sadly, it's not a joke Mr Hunt

By Ed Bedington

“British ale is warm, but the duty on a pint is frozen” were the words uttered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and the flippancy of his remark sums up the level of care this Government appears to have for the hospitality sector.

Unscrupulously profiteering: NTIA joins calls for inquiry into energy supplier behaviour (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

NTIA claims energy firms 'withholding' money

By Rebecca Weller

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has claimed energy companies have been withholding money and subsidy benefit from the Energy Bill Relief Scheme as well as excluding certain businesses from energy supply.

Poor practice: BBPA calls for urgent inquiring into

BBPA calls for inquiry into energy 'profiteering'

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on Chairs of the Treasury and Business Select Committees to conduct an urgent inquiry into reports of poor conduct from energy suppliers.

Unsustainably expensive: Gov announces the Energy Bill Discount Scheme will replace the Energy Bill Relief support package from 1 April (Credit: Getty/J J D

Gov slashes energy support by 70%

By Rebecca Weller

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has confirmed a reduction to energy support for businesses from Saturday 1 April.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 49

The Lock In Podcast

Tackling the misery months

By Ed Bedington

With the tough trading months of January and February looming, the Lock In team discuss how operators can maximise the opportunities and create chances to boost trade with the help of a range of experts.

Strangled in your sleep: sector leaders share tips to deal with energy crisis (Credit: Getty/Ridofranz)

Sector 'strangled in its sleep' by energy crisis

By Rebecca Weller

Leaders from across the sector shared tips for reducing gas and electricity usage at a roundtable discussion in London yesterday (Thursday 20 October), as the energy crisis continues to be “more impactful than the pandemic”.

Plague on everyone: potential blackouts this winter another crisis for sector to deal with (Credit: Getty/Imgorthand)

Blackouts 'could result in tremendous loss of stock'

By Rebecca Weller

Potential blackouts this winter would put pubs and breweries in a position they “will not be able to recover from” as some operators feel the Government has imposed a “war of attrition” against the sector.

Much needed clarity: Fuller's calls for clarity on energy support package as the company sees £10m energy costs hike

Fuller's calls for energy support 'clarity'

By Rebecca Weller

Fuller, Smith & Turner has urged the Government to provide “clarity” regarding support packages for the hospitality sector as the London-based operator faces a £10m hike in energy costs.

Putting money in the bin: sustainability and food waste management could be solution to ease energy crisis (Credit:Getty/libin jose)

Sustainability 'solution to crippling overheads'

By Rebecca Weller

Now is not the time for operators to let sustainability fall away and could help ease the impact of the energy crisis, according to Net Zero Now executive director Simon Heppner.

PM needs to act on energy crisis for pubs

Action is needed now Liz

By Ed Bedington

So the wait is finally over and the one MP most of her colleagues didn’t think was up to the job is now moving into number 10, but hey ho, what do they know that the wider Conservative membership doesn’t…

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.

Rising prices: 'Costs are escalating and we’re probably on our own when it comes to Government support,' says The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington

Time to keep fighting

By Ed Bedington

Pub operators could be forgiven for feeling a little like a punching bag of late. Fresh from being the main target when it comes to the Government’s ineffectual control of Covid, we’re now facing a tidal wave of cost when it comes to energy supply.

Gary McNaughton: feels he was put in a “no-win situation”

Licensee to pay £14,509 electricity bill

By Adam Pescod

A licensee in Cornwall has reached an out-of-court settlement with energy company Opus to pay electricity bills worth over £14,000. Gary...

JD Wetherspoon: fire at green pub

Fire closes Wetherspoon flagship green pub

By The PMA Team

A serious fire has closed JD Wetherspoon' flagship green pub, the Kettleby Cross in Melton Mowbray, three years after it opened. Investigations are...

Finding the right energy supplier can make a big difference

Pub power brokers

By Tony Halstead

Obtaining the best gas and electricity deal for your pub can be a confusing and potentially costly task. Tony Halstead reports on the energy...

Blue Sky thinking

Blue Sky thinking

Rising energy costs - the bane of many a publican's life. You should have already taken steps to tackle them…through ensuring you are on the best...

Fuel intentions

Fuel intentions

With energy costs soaring, energywatch's Karl Brookes offers some practical tips and advice on how to maximise efficiency and get the best possible...

Today's the day

Today's the day

In the latest stage of the energy-saving 'Get Switched On! with The Publican' campaign, we urge you to take a closer look at your pub's energy...