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Time to act is now: NTIA urges Gov to support sector in Autumn Statement (Credit: Getty/andresr)

Some 20% of firms at risk of closure in early 2024

By Rebecca Weller

More than a fifth of night-time economy firms face collapsing in January 2024 without “substantial tax reductions”, the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has warned.

What's in the news November 17

REVIEW OF THE WEEK

Business rates support ‘is the big one’

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington spoke to Oak Taverns managing director Simon Collinson to get his thoughts on the week's news and the upcoming Autumn Statement on Wednesday 22 November.

CAMRA calls for unlawful pub demolition to be made illegal

CAMRA: 'unlawful pub demolition should be illegal'

By Rebecca Weller

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has urged the Government to strengthen planning policy and enforcement legislation to safeguard historic venues following a parliamentary debate on the protection of heritage pubs.

Government needs to recognise pub community role

Pubs community role needs recognising

By Ed Bedington

The Government needs to recognise and support the important role pubs play in the community, according to the chief executive of a leading family brewer.

Government action is vital: Sacha Lord says pubs are at breaking point

Lord: Gov must make major statement on 22 November

By Gary Lloyd

The Government must make positive changes in the upcoming Autumn Statement because pubs are already in a precarious position says night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord.

Christmas come early: RMT confirms members will vote on a new deal (Credit: Getty/Monty Rakusen)

Christmas hopes pinned on rail strikes deal

By Rebecca Weller

Christmas will “come early” for hospitality businesses if RMT members vote in agreement of a new deal that could see the end of rail strikes.

Disappointing agenda: King's speech made no reference to supporting (Credit: Getty/Luis Davilla)

King's Speech start of 'disappointing agenda' for sector

By Rebecca Weller

The King’s Speech marked the start of a “disappointing agenda” for the hospitality industry at a “crucial” and “challenging time” for many firms, voices from across the sector have said.

Left in the dark: pubs in Surrey forced to close amid water supply issues (Credit: Getty/rustemgurler)

Water supply issues force Surrey pub to close

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs in Surrey were left without water on the “busiest day” of the week, potentially costing firms “thousands”, with much of the area still “left in the dark” about when their supply will return, one operator told The Morning Advertiser.

PCA review: Gov concludes adjudicator had shown improvements (Credit: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

PCA review divides opinion

By Rebecca Weller

Voices from the sector have clashed over the results of the review into the operation and performance of the pubs code adjudicator (PCA).

Catastrophic predicament: industry leaders react to pub closure figures (Credit: Getty/dorian2013)

Pub closure stats show 'uphill battle' faced by firms

By Rebecca Weller

The growing number of business closures in the sector demonstrate the “sheer weight” of escalating costs and the “catastrophic predicament” faced by many hospitality firms, industry leaders have said.

Stark indicator: NTIA calls on Gov to reduce VAT for sector as more than 8,000 late-night firms lost since 2020 (Credit: Getty/fotoVoyager)

43 late-night firms vanishing per week

By Rebecca Weller

More than 8,000 businesses have vanished from the late-night sector since 2020, new figures released by the Night-Time Industries association (NTIA) have revealed.

Poll: what do pubs need from the Autumn Statement? (Credit: Getty/JohnnyGreig)

POLL: what do pubs need from the Autumn Statement?

By Rebecca Weller

Ahead of next month's Autumn Statement, The Morning Advertiser wants to know what support you would find most beneficial for your business, have your say and vote now in our snap poll below.

Significant cost increases: only one in two pubs making a profit BII research has revealed

BII: 'half of pubs operating at a loss'

By Rebecca Weller

Only one in two hospitality firms are making a profit, new research from The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has revealed.

Slap in the face: operators call for Gov to support sector with implementing increase to NLW (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

EXCLUSIVE

8 in 10 feel NLW hike will have significant impact

By Rebecca Weller

Operators from across the sector have urged the Government to support pubs in delivering the increase to the National Living Wage (NLW) as more than 80% feel the rise will have a significant impact on their business.

What's in the news 5 October

Review of the Week

'National living wage is very inflationary'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with award winning operator Clive Price of Barons Pub Company for his take on the week's news.

Cost and consequence: operator warns pubs will not be able to absorb proposed increase to NLW (Credit: Getty/georgeclerk)

Operator warns pubs 'can't absorb' increase to NLW

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs will not be able to “absorb” the increase to the National Living Wage (NLW) as the sector continues to face “unrivalled pressure”, one Suffolk-based operator has warned.

How can pubs target their MPs on rates campaign?

Call for pubs to step up on rates campaigning

By Ed Bedington

With many pubs struggling to break even, operators are being urged to increase pressure through their local MPs around business rates relief as the Government Autumn Statement approaches.

Not telling the true story: hospitality sector reacts to inflation update (Credit/Getty: Eoneren)

Inflation rate 'not telling true story'

By Rebecca Weller

Trade bodies urge the Government to provide “targeted support” for the sector in the November budget as decline to the headline rate of inflation does not “tell the true story”.

Noble aim: Gov launches new programme tasked with matching jobseekers to roles in the hospitality sector (Credit: Getty/g-stockstudio)

Suitability key for success of new Gov employment scheme

By Rebecca Weller

New Government scheme to create the “next generation” of hospitality leaders is a “noble aim” but suitability of candidates is of the utmost importance, Barons managing director Clive Price told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Excise duty freeze: newly elected NACM chair David Sheppy (pictured) calls for more Government support for cidermakers

New NACM chair calls for excise duty freeze

By Rebecca Weller

The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) has elected director of family-owned and Somerset-based Sheppy’s Cider, David Sheppy, as its new chair.

What's in the news 25 August?

Review of the Week

'I don't feel represented'

By Ed Bedington

Top chef and pub and bistro operator Gary Usher calls for more passion from lobbyists, greater support for independent businesses, a reduction in VAT and talks about the challenges around recruitment in the MA's Review of the Week.

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.