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'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 joe.lutrario@william-reed.co.uk

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

Barboxing clever

Barboxing clever

Online ordering service barbox.com quadrupled its business in just four years. MD Duncan Malyon explains why more pubs are joining its online revolution

Back to the ban

Back to the ban

By James Wilmore

The countdown has begun. In less than a year smoking will be banned in all pubs across England and Wales. Of course licensees are already facing up...

A BDM's lot

A BDM's lot

Helen Banks has only been a BDM for 15 months and unashamedly confesses: "When I started, the licensees were saying: Oh no, not another BDM'." Prior...

Camden's conditions

Camden's conditions

London's Camden Council has initiated a licensing scheme which licensees fear could lead to increased costs and red tape. By Michelle Perrett.When...

Using the force

Using the force

The Government wants extra night police to reduce alcohol-related crime. Jackie Annett asks if this is the answer and, if so, who should pay for...