Licensed Trade Charity

What's in the news 16 June

Review of the Week

Reasons to be cheerful

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the BII's Steve Alton to take a look at the week's events, from epic cycle rides to positive news on business rates and beyond.

Helping out: LTC has created a website that offers financial advice (Getty/ Adam Gault)

LTC launches financial support platform

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) has compiled useful resources to help the sector manage finances as the cost-of-living crisis bites, including financial grants and a 24/7 helpline.

Royal family: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 (image: Flickr, Michael Gwyther-Jones)

LTC ‘saddened’ by Prince Philip’s death

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC), of which Prince Philip was a patron, has said its staff, trustees and volunteers have paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, following his death on Friday 9 April.

Lockdown support: the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) saw a 218% increase in those asking for help in 2020, compared to the previous year. (image: fizkes, Getty Images)

Demand for trade charity services trebled in 2020

By Emily Hawkins

The number of people seeking support from the Licensed Trade Charity more than trebled during the past year as the pandemic took its toll on those working in the sector.

The final spotlight: another LTC volunteer expresses how she's made a difference within the trade

How does the Licensed Trade Charity make a difference?

By Nicholas Robinson

In March, Age UK revealed that there are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, with the Christmas period only serving to magnifying the issue.

Talking to a friend: Jackie Parker, a Licensed Trade Charity volunteer, expresses her need to help others

How to overcome loneliness in the run-up to Christmas

By Nicholas Robinson

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely but almost two-thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it, according to research by the British Red Cross and Co-Op.

Friend on the line: Jo Navin advises how to reduce isolation and loneliness among former pub workers

Combating loneliness in the licensed trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Last year, Age UK found more than half a million older people in the UK expected to feel lonely at Christmas, and with less than a month until the big day this year, the spotlight turns to addressing the issue within the drinks trade.

A brighter future: Rebecca Hamilton with son Henry, whose life has changed around since he went to LVS Ascot school

Raising a family while being a publican

By Alice Leader

“My son was just in the wrong situation, the wrong environment, the wrong friendship group and this all conspired against him to make a very bad situation... ”

Money worries: last year, 60% of January enquiries to the LTC were from people seeking financial support

How pub workers can beat the January blues

By Stuart Stone

In light of seasonal splurging and early December paydays, the Licensed Trade Charity has issued a short guide to help pub workers beat January money blues.

Triumph: M&B's Caroline Davies and Billy Spong with the LTC Outstanding Corporate Contribution award

M&B triumphs at LTC awards

By Helen Gilbert

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has fought off competition from Fuller's, Shepherd Neame and Black Sheep Brewery to win at the Licensed Trade Charity’s (LTC) Annual Volunteer Awards.

Golden Lion pub wins LTC golf heat

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Golden Lion pub wins LTC golf heat

By Oli Gross

The Golden Lion in Luddesdown, Kent, claimed first place in the Licensed Trade Charity Golf Tournament’s fifth regional heat.

Ribs Of Beef rack up victory in LTC golf heat


Ribs Of Beef rack up victory in LTC golf heat

By Mike Berry

The Ribs Of Beef pub golf team from Norwich is celebrating after becoming the latest team to qualify for the grand final of the Licensed Trade Charity 2015 golf tournament.

LTC golf tournament tees off


LTC golf tournament tees off

By Mike Berry

An exciting golf tournament for pubs and breweries has teed off, giving breweries, publicans and their customers the chance to play at fantastic courses across the country.

Roy Boulter: Chairman, Licensed Trade Charity

News profile

Roy Boulter: Chairman, Licensed Trade Charity

By Ellie Bothwell

The Licensed Trade Charity does a lot more than offer financial help to those in or retired from the business. Ellie Bothwell finds out more about its work from chairman Roy Boulter

New LTC chairman announced

New LTC chairman announced

By James Wallin

Roy Boulter has been announced as the new chairman of the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC).

King: youngest LTC chairman

LTC's new chairman plans broader church

By Phil Mellows

Phil Mellows meets newly-elected Licensed Trade Charity chairman Annette King, who aims to make sure it's going for another 200 years.

LTC: pioneering scheme

LTC unveils pioneering pub scheme

By Tony Halstead reporting from FLVA Conference

The Licensed Trade Charity has unveiled plans for a pioneering scheme to open a new pub staffed by young people with learning difficulties .

Liz Gaffer, LTC director of marketing and Ian Dyson, chief executive of Punch Taverns

Punch sponsors LTC volunteer programme

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns is to sponsor the Licensed Trade Charity's Volunteer Visitor Programme for the third year running. The pubco has donated £17,943 to...

Wells & Young's: backing LTC golf tournament

Courage sponsors LTC golf

By John Harrington

Brewer Wells & Young's is backing the Licensed Trade Charity's (LTC) national golf tournament.

LTC golf day: George pub victorious

Lincolnshire pub triumphs at LTC golf day

By Tony Halstead

A team from the George pub at Langwith, Lincolnshire, triumphed in the final of the annual Licensed Trade Charity golf tournament staged at...

Punch: LTC donation

18% more licensees ask LTC for help

By Gemma McKenna

The Licensed Trade Charity has assisted 18% more licensees this year than last, as the number of requests for help is steadily increasing.

Swing time again

Swing time again

It's time to book a place on the Licensed Trade Charity's Annual Golf Tournament in aid of those in the trade who need support Now that spring has...

Pubcos failing trade charity

Pubcos failing trade charity

By Tony Halstead

The Licensed Trade Charity has slammed the financial support it receives from the big pubcos as laughable



The Licensed Victuallers' School, in Ascot, Berks, is running a Christmas activity camp for kids - with a 50% discount for those who work in the...

Making the grades

Making the grades

Pupils from the Licensed Trade Charity's schools once again find they have plenty to celebrate The results are in - the Licensed Victuallers' School...