No to card payments: cash is still king at Samuel Smith’s pubs

Confusion over Sam Smith's card payment strategy

By Alice Leader

Claims that Sam Smith's payment strategy across its estate has changed, with card payments apparently being pulled from its sites, are unfounded and outdated, a source has said.

Money worries: last year, 60% of January enquiries to the LTC were from people seeking financial support

How pub workers can beat the January blues

By Stuart Stone

In light of seasonal splurging and early December paydays, the Licensed Trade Charity has issued a short guide to help pub workers beat January money blues.

Pubs can use several different pay periods for staff

Top tips for pubs on paying your employees

By David Williams

'How often should I pay my employees?' is a question is that most employers ask at some point. The answer lies in the particular circumstances of the business, as pubs have very distinct requirements. David Williams examines the issue.

Punch: new admin fee

Punch Taverns under fire over admin charge

By John Harrington

A Punch tenant has criticised the pubco for adding a £25 plus VAT charge for every cash payment made to the company. Carol Anderson said she was...

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.

Online bookings can provide cover for scammers

Hosts warned over 'translator' scam

By John Harrington

Licensees have been warned of a new scam involving upfront payments for bogus translators used by letting guests. Hosts are asked to take payment...