Money

PRS tariff: confusing for pub trade

Time to tune in to PRS tariffs

By Peter Coulson

The Performing Right Society tariff known as LP is for pre-arranged ticketed events and is not a pub tariff, says Peter Coulson.

PPL: late fees will apply

PPL adds late payment charge

By John Harrington

Music licensing body PPL is to add a 50% late payment surcharge for pubs during 2010, following a surge in delayed payments.

AWPs: managed pubs have seen an increase

Managed AWP pub machine takes up by 20%

By The PMA Team

A number of managed operators are seeing cash takes from AWP machines go up by 15%-20% thanks to good cash-hopper management, Sceptre Leisure chief...

Bugle Horn: bartering has paid off

Lincolnshire pub revives barter economy

By Lesley Foottit

The Bugle Horn in Bassingham is thriving thanks to the success of a bartering system where locals swap services and goods for drinks.

Hot issue: host Steve Roberts must pay £1,100 each month

Ombudsman demands apology for pub

By John Harrington

The Energy Ombudsman has demanded an apology from British Gas for the way it treated a licensee who was hit with a £12,000 bill.

More mistakes: licensees suffered due to faulty devices

Bombshell electric bills strike again

By John Harrington

British Gas says it has resolved more disputes over bombshell electricity bills after the Morning Advertiser intervened. Dave Foskett received a...

Tenants could save by forming buying groups

Tenants could cut utility costs

By The PMA Team & John Harrington

Both Enterprise and Marston's suggest tenants need to join buying groups to ensure they get the cheapest energy costs. The two tenanted operators...

Claiming back cash: licensees Bally and Lesley Auluk

Buying-out fines taken back by host

By John Harrington

An Enterprise Inns lessee has clawed back nearly £4,000 in fines for buying out after her bank agreed the money was taken without authorisation.