Safety: How can you keep your staff and customers secure?

Security in pubs: my camera never lies

By Fred A'Court

Safety issues are not only vital in keeping your customers out of harm’s way, they must be controlled so you retain your licence and stay out of legal trouble. Here, we look at how CCTV is crucial in general, and also at countering drugs and terrorism...

Tis' the season: How pubs should make sure they are safe at Christmas time

Advice on keeping pubs safe during the festive period

By Emma Eversham

Christmas may traditionally be the time for goodwill, but combine a busy time of year with a rising number of threats to public safety and opportunist crime and you have the potential for problems.

Elizabeth France has taken over as chair of SIA

New chair of SIA takes up role

By Michelle Perrett

Elizabeth France has started her new role as the chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird with door supervisor Chris Woodcock

Northumbria door staff training rolled out across UK

By Ellie Bothwell

A Northumbria training scheme for door staff is being rolled out across the UK after helping locals get home safely, the county’s police and crime commissioner Vera Baird has announced.


The Big Interview: Bill Butler, Security Industry Authority

By Adam Pescod

It is easy to have respect for somebody who has faced Lord Justice Leveson and come out the other side with their reputation intact. However, it is something else entirely to be called to the Leveson Inquiry with less than a week’s notice, only to find...

Pub Thugs: could be made to pay for damage

Pubs could pursue claims against yobs

By John Harrington

Licensees are being offered a way to claim money from troublemakers who damage their property or attack their staff, under a scheme being led by...

Punch: speculation over tenanted pubs

Punch seeks flexibility on debt

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns has fired a warning shot to bondholders that it may hand back the keys to 5,000-plus leased pubs, unless they offer flexibility on debt...

Chase: looking at SIA replacement options

The SIA: to be or not to be

By Paul Chase

What may replace the SIA if it is axed? Paul Chase discusses the options including a licence granted locally that enables the holder to work nationally.