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Driving change: The mayors of the North and West Midlands discuss the night-time economy (Credit: Elspeth Moore)

Mayors of the North call for VAT cut

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Mayors of the North united to call for an industry-wide VAT cut in the Spring Budget at the Night Time Economy Summit last week.

Paying out: overall consumer spending grew by 4.3% in April, according to Barclays (image: Getty/mihailomilovanovic)

Slight sales uptick in April

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs, bars and clubs saw a rise of 3.7% in consumer card spending for the month of April, new data has revealed.

New site: BOXPARK Liverpool to open late 2023

BOXPARK sets sights on new site

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

BOXPARK has secured planning permission for a new Liverpool venue which will open later this year.

Human rights: Bars will encourage charity donations during World Cup (Getty/ Image Source)

Bars to donate to human rights charity during World Cup

By Amelie Maurice-Jones


Liverpool bars Bobo and Abditory in Merseyside are asking customers to support human rights charity Amnesty International during the Qatar World Cup to remind of the “wider issues at stake than football glory”.

Important milestone: Greene King Pub Partners opens 20th Hive Pubs site

Greene King opens 'milestone' Hive pub site

By Rebecca Weller

Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchise division of Greene King, has launched its 20th Hive Pubs Site following a £450,000 investment.

Multiple operator: Insolvency specialists were seeking a buyer for Rileys Sports Bars in 2020 (image: Getty/monsitj)

Rileys Sports Bars reports above expected trading

By Nikkie Thatcher

Thirteen-strong multiple operator Rileys Sports Bars has announced growth of 9% compared to 2019 across its estate for the three weeks since reopening on Monday 17 May.

Live updates: latest on the Government's pub-related coronavirus restrictions

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Prime Minister pledges cash for wet pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Most areas in England will be placed into tier two measures this week while pubs in a number of areas must remain closed under the strictest rules.

Closures ahead: pubs in Warrington will have to close unless they can operate a food-focused offer

Warrington pubs forced to close

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in Warrington, north-west England, will have to close unless they can serve meals with alcohol.

Pub closures: 315 pubs have been permanently closed, set to be demolished or converted for other uses since the start of 2020

315 pubs lost for good so far in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than 300 pubs have been permanently closed, set to be demolished or converted for other uses according to exclusive data for the 34 weeks and six days to 1 September 2020.

Partnership: Liverpool's Bold Street Coffee will reopen with a bar element after working with bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group

Popular Liverpool coffee shop to expand into bar

By Emily Hawkins

Bold Street Coffee, a Liverpool city coffee shop will reopen with a bar element after partnering with independent bar and restaurants company Graffiti Spirits Group.

Sanchez swap: The deal taking Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction, was the standout saga of the January transfer window

What sports pubs need to know about the January transfer window

By Tommy Leighton

Another transfer window closes and another batch of players wind their way to pitches new. So, which Premier League clubs have made an inspired January swoop to guarantee glory or secure safety and which have succumbed to the multi-million pound temptation...

Expensive tastes: the Qatari owners of Paris St Germain stumped up £200 million for Brazil’s Neymar

What sports pubs need to know about the transfer window

By Tommy Leighton

Last night, Sky Sports’ Jim White loosened his bright yellow tie, took a long, deep breath and brought another hectic transfer window to a shuddering halt. But what will your customers be talking about in the coming weeks and months? And were your local...

MA500 Member Profile: Andrew Stones on why Liverpool is a good bet

MA500 Member Profile: Andrew Stones on why Liverpool is a good bet

By Nikkie Sutton

After its inception in 1998, Be At One now has more than 30 bars across the country. After opening its Liverpool site just six months ago, operations director Andrew Stones outlines why operators should consider the thriving city and what it has to offer...

Liverpool City Council has plans for a late-night levy

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BBPA demands clarity on late-night levy decision

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to Liverpool City Council to ask for clarification over the process it used to reach a decision to implement a late-night levy (LNL). 

Liverpool signs off late-night levy plans

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Liverpool signs off late-night levy plans

By James Evison

Plans for a late-night levy (LNL) have been introduced by Liverpool City Council (LCC) following deferral of a decision in March.

Industry slams Liverpool late-night levy decision

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Industry slams Liverpool late-night levy decision

By James Evison

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...