Social Responsibility

Range of licensing reforms expected for April

Range of licensing reforms expected for April

By Adam Pescod

The Government has confirmed the licensing measures that will be brought into force next month as part of the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act, which was passed last summer.

Trade bodies in late night levy talks

Trade bodies in late night levy talks

By Michelle Perrett

Pub trade bodies are meeting with Home Office officials and local authorities to discuss the implementation of the late-night levy (LNL) and early-morning restriction orders (EMROs).

Trade must fight new legal burdens

Trade must fight new legal burdens

By Michelle Perrett

The industry needs to fight its corner to ensure the late-night levy (LNL) and early morning restriction orders (EMROs) are not too burdensome on the trade, claims Peter Coulson, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s legal editor.

Rufus Hall is to speak at the UN

Orchid CEO invited to address the UN

By MA Reporter

Rufus Hall, chief executive of Orchid Group, the 295-strong managed pub company, has been invited to address the United Nations (UN) in New York on...

Smith leaving Noctis at end of December

Looking to a joined-up future in pub trade

By Paul Smith

As Paul Smith leaves his role as executive director at Noctis, he reflects on his time at the organisation and predicts the future of the industry.

Supermarkets: may escape again

Fears over below cost ban exclusion

By Ewan Turney

There are growing fears that the promised ban on below cost sales of alcohol in supermarkets will not feature in today's Police Reform and Social...

Brokenshire: praise for Pubwatch, Best Bar None and PASS

Exclusive: Gov't promises levy flexibility

By John Harrington

Home Office minister James Brokenshire says the Government plans to be flexible when applying discounts for the late-night levy — and promised that...

Poley: surge in demand for help

More drinks firms seek Portman's advice

By John Harrington

Portman reports a big rise in the number of producers asking for their marketing to be vetted — the number of proposals increased 40% in a year.

Robertson: new BII chief executive

BII unveils new chief executive

By Ewan Turney

The BII has appointed the deputy regional director for economy in Tyne and Wear Neil Robertson as its new chief executive, the Morning Advertiser can...

McNamara: Report is unfair

BII: KPMG report no more than tittle-tattle

By Ewan Turney

The BII has blasted a Government commissioned report on social responsibility as nothing more than "tittle-tattle". Pubs, bars and clubs were slammed...

They're out to get us

They're out to get us

By John Harrington john.harrington@william-reed.co.

Mandatory schemes would ramp up costs The Government wants voluntary schemes such as Challenge 21 and the code on responsible drinks promotions made...

BII boss: Pubs are socially responsible

BII boss: Pubs are socially responsible

By John Harrington

Licensees must do all they can to reinforce the view that pubs are the most socially responsible place to enjoy alcohol. That's the message from BII...

For the common good

For the common good

By Hamish Champ

Rightyl or wrongly, stock markets have long been associated more with avarice than environmentally-friendly business practices. But the commercial...

Leading by example

Leading by example

As the Responsible Drinks Retailing Awards enter their fourth year, Kelly Smith finds out how scooping one of these coveted titles has benefited some...

Poley's Position

Poley's Position

Can you clarify your recent comments comparing the discounting of beer to that of Fairy Liquid?The point I was making about Fairy liquid was that...