Social Responsibility

Locally sourcing ingredients for pubs


Local sourcing – the pros and cons

By Nikkie Thatcher

Building relationships with nearby suppliers can prove fruitful with pricing and availability but is local always best?

Staff support: Greene King’s LGBTQ+ employee-led inclusion group, The Village Greene, supported the new policy

Greene King launches gender identity policy

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greene King has launched its new Gender Identity Policy, which offers support for LGBTQ+ team members who are transitioning at work, or who identify as a different identity to that which they were born.

Call for help: The Bevy claims to be the UK's only community-owned pub on an estate

Community pub’s plea for help as bills rocket

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Bevendean Cooperative Pub, claimed to be the UK’s “only community-owned pub on an estate” has called for help to keep its doors open after energy bills rocketed.

Fear of terrorism threats voiced by NTIA and UKDSA

Fears over legislation void ‘risks threat of terrorism’

By Gary Lloyd

A refusal by the Government to implement legislation for security businesses is putting the sector at risk from terrorist threats, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and the UK Door Security Association (UKDSA).

Energy help: Heineken has created a £3m fund to help pubs with sustainability issues (Credit: Getty/Jonathan Kitchen)

£3m fund to help pubs’ energy costs from Heineken

By Gary Lloyd

Drinks business Heineken UK has vowed to invest £3m into helping cover the cost of selected pubs’ first energy saving audit along with up to £5,000 towards the cost of any improvements needed.

Workers 'penalised': The ULEZ scheme is set to be expanded in August (Credit: Getty/ lechatnoir)

Almost 37k nights workers at risk of double ULEZ charge

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called for a revision of London’s current Transport for London system, which currently puts some 36,990 night workers at risk of being charged twice in one shift under the ULEZ scheme.

Next steps: SLTA MD Colin Wilkinson says more questions have been thrown up by the delay of the DRS

DRS ‘reduced to a tardy political battle’ says SLTA

By Gary Lloyd

The SLTA (Scottish Licensed Trade Association) has welcomed the news Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will be delayed until at least October 2025 but warned politics must be left out of it in future.

Joint submission made: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin is ‘pleased to provide evidence’ to help fill jobs in hospitality

BBPA and BII push Gov to fill pubs vacancies

By Gary Lloyd

Chefs from overseas must be included on the Government’s Shortage Occupation List, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the British institute of Innkeeping (BII).

Invaluable support: Stonegate Group raises £250k for MND Association

Stonegate raises £250k for MND Association

By Rebecca Weller

The UK’s biggest pub company, Stonegate Group, has raised £250,000 for its corporate charities, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and MND Scotland.

Help for elderly: there are plenty of easy changes pubs can make to be dementia-friendly (credit: Getty/Dean Mitchell)

£7.25m backing for dementia-friendly pubs scheme

By Gary Lloyd

A scheme to introduce simple menus, training for staff and launch a Google map with dementia-friendly pubs charted on it has been backed with £7.25m funding by the UK Government.

Punch pledge: a new report from the pubco is targeting a more sustainable future starting at a local level

Punch targets ‘world’s goals’ with new sustainability report

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs & Co has strengthened its sustainability credentials with the launch of its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report – Punch Promise – with the aim of “helping its pubs to contribute towards the world’s goals, albeit...

Planning rights issue: CAMRA has warned many pubs could be lost for good (credit: getty/onfilm)

CAMRA calls on Gov to save high street pubs

By Gary Lloyd

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) believes the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ bill could put the future of thousands of pubs at risk and has called for their planning rights to be protected.

Smiles all around: James Nye felt

James Nye: ‘Put your people first’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The managing director of Anglian Country Inns, which took home the Best Premium Food accolade at The Publican Awards, said investing in staff was key to success.

Safe and responsible gambling: new white paper showed positive steps towards fairness (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Gambling White Paper shows 'positive steps'

By Rebecca Weller

The white paper on gambling provides an “opportunity to improve” protection in pubs and demonstrated “positive steps” towards “fairness”, trade bodies from across the sector have stated.

Supreme effort: some of the walkers who trekked 21 miles between Fuller's pubs

Fuller’s raises £20,000 for Special Olympics GB

By Gary Lloyd

Almost 100 team members from Fuller, Turner and Smith (Fuller’s) and Special Olympics GB walked 21 miles between two Fuller’s pubs to raise £20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special weekend: Jonathan Smith (right) expects pubs to be allowed to trade until 1am so long as their current hours go up to 11pm at least (credit: Getty/Alessandro Biascioli)


Extended hours for the King’s coronation weekend

By Jonathan Smith, managing partner, Poppleston Allen

In 1952, the last time we enjoyed a good old knees up at a coronation, the sale of alcohol was governed by the Licensing Act 1921, pubs were faced with many of the restrictions that had applied during the First World War, such as the afternoon break and...

Safety first: new legislation for taxi drivers has gone live (credit: Getty/Mike Harrington)

NTIA welcomes stringent taxi legislation

By Gary Lloyd

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has welcomed toughened taxi licensing legislation that will help ensure hospitality staff and customers are safer while travelling at night.