Neil Robertson

Dixon: more transparency

BISC: Better news for prospective tenants

By John Harrington and Michelle Perrett

Consultant Phil Dixon stressed that there is more transparency now after the new updated pubco codes of practice dictated that shadow profit and loss...

BII: PIRRS is valuable

BISC: PIRRS is 'valuable'

By Michelle Perrett

The BII's Neil Robertson said that the Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) is not "spectacular" but is "valuable".

Robertson: pubs are the heart of local communities

Pubs raise £110m a year for charity

By The PMA Team

Pubs in the UK raise £110m a year for charitable causes, BII chief executive Neil Robertson revealed at the trade body's annual lunch. The total figure for charitable giving equates to £3,000 per pub.

Robertson: codes are changing behaviour

Pubcos to be 'named and shamed'

By John Harrington

The first cases of pubcos being 'named and shamed' for breaching their codes of practice with tenants are to be published on-line in one month's...

Bill will get a second reading in Parliament on 13 December

Lobbying continues on licensing reform

By John Harrington

Industry chiefs have vowed to continue lobbying as details of the controversial plans for licensing are thrashed out. The Government wants to get...

British Pub Week chair Inez Ward, Ian Ronayne and Neil Robertson

BII boss behind bar for British Pub Week

By Lesley Foottit

BII chief executive Neil Robertson did his part for the pub trade last night by stepping behind the bar to serve punters in aid of British Pub Week....

Staff: pubs will have to automaticallly enroll them in pensions schemes from 2012

Fear for pubs over pension reform

By Ewan Turney

There is growing concern over how pubs will deal with having to automatically enroll all staff into pension schemes. For the first time employers...

Police cuts could impact on the pub trade

Police cuts raise pubs' safety fears

By Ewan Turney

Town-centre pubs could be forced to take on extra responsibility for their customers' security, due to police budget cuts.

Robertson: cases are lined up

Low-cost rent dispute cases underway

By Gemma McKenna

The lower-cost rent dispute scheme set up by the BII and other trade bodies is now underway, though no adjudications have been reached. The Pubs...

BBN: tough talking

Best Bar None gets tough with venues

By John Harrington

Best Bar None-accredited bars could have their status withdrawn if they don't adhere to best practice. That's one plan from BBN chief Neil...

Robertson: tough talking

BII boss: 'we'll act to raise standards'

By John Harrington

BII chief Neil Robertson has made it clear the group will not shirk from criticising and acting against pub operators — and individual licensees...

Robertson: industry moving in right direction

Rent dispute scheme goes live next month

By Ewan Turney

Pub tenants will have the opportunity to resolve rent review disputes from as little as £1,000 from mid-September. Five major trade bodies...

Robertson: concerned about literacy and numeracy rates

BII: we must raise literacy and numeracy

By Andrew Pring

Raising the chronically low levels of literacy and numeracy amongst licensees must be a key priority for the trade, says BII boss Neil Robertson.

Best Bar None: looking for expansion

Best Bar None aims for 150 UK schemes

By John Harrington

The man heading the national rollout of Best Bar None hopes the number of schemes will almost double to 150 over the next year. It's after the Home...