Pubs

Stricter regime: Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the new points-based system last week (19 February)

Petition for Home Secretary to redefine ‘unskilled’

By Nikkie Thatcher

A London restaurant has started a petition calling on Home Secretary Priti Patel to revoke her categorisation of the term ‘unskilled’ when it comes to workers from outside the UK, and oppose the changes to visa requirements for EU workers.

Know the score: the new £20 note is being released on 20 February

9 things to know about the new £20 note

By Nikkie Thatcher

The new polymer £20 note is due is being released into circulation today (20 February) and it has various security features that can help operators confirm the money is genuine.

Joint consultation: the decision was made by a variety of groups including veterans and licensing authorities

VE Day opening hours extension confirmed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs in England and Wales that are licensed to trade until 11pm will be able to serve for an additional two hours on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May from 11am until 1am the following morning to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day,...

Go north-west: Blind Tiger Inns MD Chris Tulloch says the White Horse in Irlam, Greater Manchester is the

The birth and progression of Blind Tiger Inns

By Nikkie Thatcher

Three years ago, Chris Tulloch took the opportunity to inject passion, love and enthusiasm into a small batch of pubs. Here, he tells us more about Blind Tiger Inns

Dry day: Fugitive Motel will offer low and no-alcohol drinks on Saturday 18 January

Fugitive Motel goes dry

By Nikkie Thatcher

London’s Fugitive Motel is celebrating low and no-alcohol by going dry for one night only this month (Saturday 18 January).

Multiple operator: Urban Village Pub Company was founded in 2017

Sales rise for Urban Village

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-east-based Urban Village Pub Company has reported like-for-like sales growth of 13.1% for the five-week festive period in December.

Rising up: the increase in wages is part of the Government’s five-year plan

NLW to increase to £8.72

By Nikkie Thatcher

The national living wage (NLW) is set to rise this spring by 6.2% for those aged 25 and over from £8.21 to £8.72.