Regulation

Bend the rules: How has pub marketing and advertising changed?

How has pub marketing changed?

By Emma Eversham

There are so many rules around advertising now, be them from the Advertising Standards Authority or the Portman Group. Here we highlight some of the defining moments in marketing and advertising and look at how regulation and legislation has changed the...

Who will pay for food safety regulations?

Who will pay for food safety regulations?

By Andrew Don

The free trade is under threat from a proposed food safety regime that some believe has the potential to inflict huge financial damage unless publicans unite with other small food businesses and fight to get their voice heard.

Smoke and mirrors: the law around selling vaping products will change from mid-May

Q&A on the new vaping laws

By Liam Coleman

With new laws around selling e-cigarettes coming into force on 20 May, here is what licensees need to be aware of.

Barstaff sometimes find it dificult when drinkers look older than they really are

If in doubt, ask for proof of age

By Poppleston Allen

There has been recent publicity about trading standards officers using “underhand” tactics to entrap members of barstaff into serving volunteers who are under the age of 18.