FLVA updates members on pubs code

FLVA updates members on pubs code

By Martin Caffrey

The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association (FLVA) held a series of member briefings on the forthcoming pubs code last month. Ops director Martin Caffrey provides an update.

Dixon: there are too many trade bodies

Licensee groups 'must unite'

By Lesley Foottit

A senior trade figure has called for a single united trade body to represent licensees — as yet another group launched this week. Hereford...

Almost a fifth of pubs have seen takings drop

20% of pubs suffer as turnover drops

By Michelle Perrett

One in five licensees say their turnover was down "substantially" in 2010 — although most believe things will improve this year. An exclusive...

Boost trade with snacks

Pub snacks: bags of potential

By Tony Halstead

Tony Halstead finds there are lots of ways licensees can boost interest — and revenue — through pub snacks.

Sky crackdown on illegal screening

Pub fined £13k for illegal Sky use

By Lesley Foottit

Licensees of an Oxfordshire pub have been fined more than £13,000 after showing Sky football using a domestic card. Vincent Mark and Gary Smith of...

Georgel: support for licensees

£20m 'sparkle' for 450 Punch pubs

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns is to invest up to £20m on "sparkle jobs" at around 450 pubs, with a view to providing a trading boost for licensees. The plan is...

Griffiths: warning on rating appeal rogues

Punch: 'beware of ratings rogues'

By Gemma McKenna

Punch has warned licensees of rogue traders who guarantee large reductions in rateable values and offer to carry out business rates appeals.

Pring: awards show pubs at their best

MA pub awards show the way

By Andrew Pring

It's right and proper, given the range of problems traced to their door, that the post-Bec talk has been all about what pubcos must do to change the way they operate, says Andrew Pring.

MPs called for reform at Westminster debate

MPs call for pubco reform

By Andrew Pring

A House of Commons debate on pub ownership today heard calls for reform of the tied system from MPs in all three main parties. "Licensees are being...

Pring: war between Fair Pint and pubcos is hotting up

Making the pubco model work

By Andrew Pring

The market forces driving pubcos to offer more support to their licensee partners are a template for the future, says Andrew Pring.

Bayley: supporting pubs

Labour MP urges support for pubs

By Ewan Turney

Hugh Bayley has written to the Chancellor urging him to support pubs in the Budget — and called for action over pricing and the pubco-tenant relationship.

The new lease offers 'a complete business package'

Enterprise's £150-a-barrel discount

By The PMA Team

Enterprise Inns is offering a new lease agreement that means licensees earn a £150-a-barrel discount if they exceed barrelage targets. It's part of...

450 pubs have agreed not to sell drinks below a certain level in Liverpool

Liverpool Pubwatch denies price cartel

By Paul Collins

The co-ordinator of Liverpool Pubwatch has denied the "gentleman's agreement" by licensees not to sell drinks below set prices is a cartel. More than...

Pring: No light at end of tunnel

It's all up to the Government now

By Andrew Pring

There is no light yet at the end of the tunnel, no end in sight of the perfect storm. If help is to come, it must come from the Government, says Andrew Pring.

Sky-high prices

Sky-high prices

By Matt Eley Matt

Licensees have slammed Sky's latest deals on sports packages for 'giving with one hand and taking away with the other'. Last week The Publican...

Kemp: Punch had to change

Kemp: Punch had to change

By The PMA Team

Punch tenanted boss admits the company had had credibility issues with licensees over some of its BDMs not being good enough



Last week's Budget shows just how clueless politicans are about pressures on licensees, says David Elliott Well, just over a week on from Alistair...

Punch ramps up licensee support

Punch ramps up licensee support

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns is ramping up support for new licensees in a bid to reduce the number of business failures

Super Sam

Super Sam

Admiral's new head of food faces the challenge of getting licensees in its 2,700 wet-led pub estate into food. Lucy Britner finds out her battle-plan...

Marston's Logo

'Don't sign police forms': Marston's

By John Harrington

Marston's Pub Company (MPC) has expressed concern at a police scheme that asks licensees to sign a document detailing how they will act to cut disorder.

Pubs face rates hit

Pubs face rates hit

By Joe Lutrario

A new bill could penalise licensees who close for refurbishment by making them pay full occupying rates. As the law currently stands, licensees can...