Noise issues: Mumbli is bidding to make all venues, including pubs and restaurants, easier on the ears of customers

Loud noise forces 80% of customers to leave a pub

By Alice Leader

A new study shows eight out of 10 people have cut their visit to a pub, restaurant, or café short because of noise, with 75% of people saying they would eat out more often if venues were quieter, according to the charity Action on Hearing Loss.

How to face a licensing hearing - and win

legal advice

How to face a licensing hearing - and win

By Poppleston Allen

In this article, we highlight some more practical issues that operators can face if they choose or are otherwise required to attend a licensing hearing without legal representation.

Red tape: a third of Scottish licences are incorrect

Licence nightmare north of border

By Gemma McKenna

Between a third and a half of premises licences in Scotland have not been issued or are factually incorrect after seven months.

Mulholland (left): outspoken MP

Enterprise denies legal threat claims

By John Harrington

Enterprise Inns has denied allegations from Greg Mulholland that it has made legal threats against the Parliamentary Committee probing pubcos, as well as the media. But the MP has hit back.

Ward: will fight on for tenants

High profile campaigner declared bankrupt

By Ewan Turney

High profile tenant rights campaigner Inez Ward has been made bankrupt this morning. Ward, lessee at Mavericks in Newquay, Cornwall owed Enterprise...