While banks and pubcos are predicting a monumental storm for the pub trade, CGA Strategy’s chief operating officer has said that despite the future looking incredibly challenging, "it’s not all doom and gloom".
A Government consultation calling for evidence into the benefits of migrant workers in the UK is an “encouraging first step”, according to leading trade bodies.
Tower Hamlets has been forced to push back the introduction of a proposed late-night levy as a result of legal action taken by industry bodies.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and British Beer & Pub Association have described the move by Liverpool City Council to implement a late-night levy as "disappointing" and questioned if the local authority has the powers to...
Pubco Punch has been touring the country with roadshows offering its licensees resources, offers and support for their businesses along with seminars on the pubs code.
Operators are fearful that Britain voting to leave the EU could lead to staff shortages for pubs which are reliant on migrant workers.
Brighton and Hove City Council has been criticised for proposing “controversial changes” in a review of its Statement of Licensing Policy.
The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved since 2005, according to newly released figures.
The future of pubs outside the capital is increasingly bright according to analysts CGA Strategy, with the on-trade market in growth for the first time in five years.
A trade body has warned Vince Cable about wrapping pubs in red tape over zero hours contracts, which it said can offer much-needed flexibility to the sector.
Licensees are being forced to serve drinks in plastic “urine sample-style” containers as police and councils crackdown on glassware in pubs and clubs operating after midnight.
The prize limit for ‘Category C’ or ‘fruit’ machines has increased to £100, and the stake limit has retained at £1, after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) lobbied for the rise.
Half of new licensees can't find specialist advice
Half (49%) of new publicans and club owners admit they are struggling because they don’t know where to go for specialist advice and guidance on setting up and running their own business.
The industry needs to fight its corner to ensure the late-night levy (LNL) and early morning restriction orders (EMROs) are not too burdensome on the trade, claims Peter Coulson, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s legal editor.
Trade associations were called to a crunch meeting with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Metropolitan Police over the effect of the rioting across the UK, yesterday.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed Government plans to tighten up the conduct of copyright collection firms.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) turned around a pre-tax loss of £11,918 in 2009 to record a £6,494 surplus last year.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has revealed the speakers for its Autumn debate.
Government plans to reform the system for setting alcohol licence fees could add the equivalent of 13p to a pint of beer, claims the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is again looking for the best operations managers in the licensed leisure sector.
Licensees and pub operators could face a postcode lottery over the size of their licence fees from 2012. One trade body has warned it could lead to a £100m increase in licence fee costs for pubs across the country.
Royal wedding pub plan reveals 'schizophrenic' government
Trade group the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has hit out at the coalition government's 'schizophrenic' approach to the industry....
ALMR promotes Kate Nicholls to strategic affairs director
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has appointed Kate Nicholls to the positions of strategic affairs director and the...
Winners of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers Operations Managers Awards were announced at the ALMR's Christmas Luncheon today.
FLVA fears licensing reform could hurt well run pubs
Well run pubs could be hit by the government's licensing reform plans according to trade group the Federation of Licensed Multiple Retailers (FLVA)....
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has had eight companies join the trade body in the past month. They are: • Abbey Inns with four...
ALMR reports surge in membership
A host of planned new on-trade laws has prompted eight more companies to join the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) this month. The...
News Analysis: What's on the agenda for this Parliament?
MPs return to the House of Commons on October 11 for the start of official business, in what promises to be a busy session. And peers resumed last...
One trade group has blasted the proposed licensing changes as top down stick bashing of pubs. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)...
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has issued a call for more entries for its Operations Managers Awards.
ALMR accuses Tesco of 'hypocrisy' over alcohol sales stance
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has accused Tesco of "hypocrisy" in welcoming a ban on below-cost selling of alcohol while...
But the trade group warns against increased regulation under the plans announced by the new Government today.
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ALMR: Pubs must retain freedom to operate
Pubs must be allowed to operate with freedom - that was the call from the chairman of a leading trade group today. Speaking at the Association of...
Pubs have been left out in the cold over the proposed deal to force Sky to slash its prices to other broadcasters. And pubs could be further hit as...
ALMR 'disappointed' Healey has overlooked supermarket issue
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed John Healey's proposals for the industry - but hit out at the minister for...
ALMR: industry will be "well rid" of irresponsible offers
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed a proposed ban on "irresponsible" drinks promotions, arguing that such offers give...
ALMR and MP Mulholland hit out at OFT decision
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has said it is "very disappointed" that the OFT will take no further action on CAMRA's...
ALMR welcomes mandatory code's possible delay
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed the recommendation by Trade Secretary Lord Mandelson to delay introduction of the...
ALMR cautiously welcomes OFT beer tie probe
Trade group the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed confirmation that the beer tie will be investigated by the Office of...
Trade union brands industry mediation meetings "a sham
A leading trade union has described as a "sham" efforts by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) to find a solution to the issue of...
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has written to BEC chairman Peter Luff asking for six months to sort the industry's problems out.
Punch Taverns has said it will attend the meeting to discuss plans for reforming the pubco model. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers is...
Tenanted pub companies now need to accept criticism and engage on how to evolve their business model, a panel of leading observers has claimed.
Many of the issues with the tie can be resolved without the interference of the competition authorities, says the ALMR.
ALMR unveils plans for tie reform
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called for groups on both sides of tied agreements to work on its reform together. The...
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has proposed implementing major changes to the pubco model to ensure a "fair distribution of the economic benefit between the landlord and the lessee".
Peter Linacre says it is time to question the models we use following the trouble experienced by banks.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called on the Government to promote pubs as supervised and responsible drinking environments.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has written to the Business and Enterprise Committee to clarify its position on the beer tie.