Government

Duty frozen: tax on wine and spirits will not rise

AUTUMN BUDGET 2017

Wine and spirit duty to be frozen in Autumn Budget

By Nikkie Sutton

Duty on wine and spirits will be frozen rather than increase in line with inflation as planned, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced at yesterday's (22 November) Autumn Budget.

Recycling: Government is proposing a deposit scheme

Government proposes deposit scheme for bottles

By Michelle Perrett

The drinks industry is being asked for its views on how a deposit return scheme for glass, plastic and metal containers could work after the Government launched a consultation process on the issue.

Call for action: Kate Nicholls says there is a need for a new ministerial role to address issues in the trade

ALMR calls for hospitality minister

By Michelle Perrett

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on the Government to appoint a hospitality minister.

Call for help: the WSTA wants action from the Government on 'triple whammy'

WSTA calls on Government for on-trade help

By Michelle Perrett

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Government to help the on-trade, as it revealed the average price of a 175ml glass of wine has increased by 21p compared to the same period last year.

JDW pubs to cut prices for Tax Equality Day

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is cutting the prices of food and drink at its 900 sites by 7.5% on Wednesday 20 September to highlight the benefit that a VAT reduction would bring to the trade.

Cliff: Nicholls is confident the industry will not be taken over the edge by Brexit

'No post-Brexit cliff edge' for pub trade

By Liam Coleman

Brexit discussions with the Government are progressing well, Kate Nicholls of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has revealed.

Training schemes: the levy will come into force in April 2017

Apprenticeship levy

Making the apprenticeship levy work for you

By Liam Coleman

It has been confirmed that from April 2017, the way that training is paid for and funded will be completely changing for all employers. Here’s what you need to know about the changes.

Bitter taste: the impact of a soft drinks tax analysed

Legislation

How the sugar tax ‘will hit the pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators assuming the sugar tax won’t affect their businesses are in for a sharp shock, a leading industry expert has warned ahead of the tax’s implementation in 2018 and urges the Government to reconsider.