Executive Kate Nicholls

Banned: no more surcharge payments for customers

Card payment surcharges to be outlawed

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and other businesses will be banned from charging customers extra for paying by debit or credit card from January next year.

Trade restriction pledge: UKIP wants to repeal the Licensing Act 2003 and bring in new legislation

UKIP wants to ‘restrict trading times’ for pubs

By Georgina Townshend

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced plans to “reduce the density of alcohol outlets and restrict trading times” for pubs and bars in its pre-election manifesto.

The Green Bricks in Hull

Councils

More calls for roadworks compensation

By Oli Gross

Local councils have been urged to do more to help pubs suffering from loss of trade due to nearby roadworks or risk “shooting themselves in the foot”.

The seminars are designed to help prepare licensees for the introduction of the pubs at the end of May

Legislation

Pubs code: Trade bodies band together to offer support to licensees

By Emily Sutherland

Leading trade bodies the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association (FLVA) have come together to offer licensees support and guidance on the statutory...

Are we moving towards the end of tipping?

Analysis

Are we moving towards the end of tipping?

By James Evison

The government consultation on tipping is ending – and the responses from industry bodies such as the ALMR has come in. James Evison looks at the UK’s tipping situation.