Local Authority

'Welcome move': 'It is refreshing to see those authorities who have gone on the front foot and recognised and acknowledged the impact of Covid within their policy reviews'


The future of Cumulative Impact Policies in a post-pandemic world

By Clare Eames, Poppleston Allen

During 2020 a number of licensing authorities found themselves facing their five-yearly statutory duty to review their licensing policy, and consequently any associated Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP).

What if your hands are ACV tied?


What if your hands are ACV tied?

By James Evison

The listing of pubs as assets of community value (ACVs) has caused controversy in the trade. The latest figures from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) show 1,500 pubs across the country now have the status. But what can you do if your pub is listed as...

Beware of the appeals 'lottery'

Legal advice

Beware of the appeals 'lottery'

By Poppleston Allen

We are now into the 11th year since ‘licensing reform’ and the old system is becoming a dot on the horizon; anyone involved in the industry for fewer than 10 years is likely to think a ‘transfer session’ means a football transfer window-inspired drinking...

Steve Culverhouse advises on the asset of community value process


Navigating the ACVs minefield

By Steve Culverhouse

Former licensee Steve Culverhouse who runs www.change-of-use.com talks the PMA through everything publicans need to know if they're unhappy with a listing. 

Issues to consider for a new food offer

Pub food

Issues to consider for a new food offer

By Poppleston Allen

From bar snacks to barbecues, operators up and down the country are rolling out the menus to feed their hungry customers and, hopefully, attract a few new ones.

Paul Charity

Real danger of all-inclusives

By The PMA Team

The BBC's Panorama report on Oldham's binge-drinking problems pointed the finger at the supermarkets — but the on-trade isn't entirely blameless

Coulson: you must take the initiative on noise

First come, first served?

By Peter Coulson

If the music is obtrusive and disturbing, his neighbours will have a right to complain and the local authority will be bound to investigate. The fact that he was there first is of little help, says Peter Coulson.

Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean

Are you aware of your food safety obligations?by David Clifton, one of thePublican.com's team of legal experts from London solicitors Joelson...