MEATliquor to provide blanket pay rise

30 Mar 2017

MEATliquor is to give its entire workforce a 30p pay rise in line with the next increase in the National Living Wage

Government to issue new amendment on pub planning rules

24 Mar 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that would remove permitted development rights for pubs.

Pubcos to pay £1.5m to adjudicator in 2016/17

24 Mar 2017

The Pubs Code Adjudicator has confirmed the details of the levy on pubcos for the financial year 2016/2017

Beer should be included in a low-strength alcohol review

21 Mar 2017

The British Beer & Pub Association has criticised the decision not to include beer in a Government consultation on low-strength alcohol.

Calls for guidance on Licensing Act changes

21 Mar 2017

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has called on the Government to provide clear and simple guidance for operators before the introduction of changes to the Licensing Act 2003.

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Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR, chairs a panel of late night bar operators discussing the future of the sector

Budget shows sector voices are being heard

10 Mar 2017

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, dissects the details of this week’s Budget announcements and its impact on the sector.

Consumption is the mother of all mix-ups

24 Mar 2017

Chris Snowdon, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, was one of the guest speakers at MCA’s FD Leaders Club yesterday. He discussed the ongoing campaign by the anti-alcohol lobby to pressurise the Government into further regulation despite overwhelming evidence that consumption has been falling for years.

Inside Track: The Year of Acrylamide

22 Mar 2017

Chris Snowdon, lifestyle economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs, revisits one of this year’s headline grabbing health scares – the concerns over acrylamide.

Inside track: Southampton Late Night Levy one year on

09 Aug 2016

Licensing law firm Poppleston Allen investigates the situation in Southampton – one year on from the introduction of Late Night Levy. Using data from Freedom of Information Requests, the group looks at the costs, impact and effectiveness of the measure.

Peter Borg-Neal

Brexit – Time for a VAT Cut?

15 Jul 2016

Oakman Inns & Restaurants chief executive Peter Borg-Neal says that in the fallout from the Brexit, the sector needs to unite behind a common cause that can provide a boost to all operators. Is it time to reignite the VAT cut debate?

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Supply and innovation summit 2017

Supply & Innovation Summit

9th  – 10th May 2017: The Supply and Innovation Summit is the leading event for the restaurant, pub, bar, hotel group and contract catering sectors.

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