Newby hopes for ‘cultural change’ in tenanted sector

24 Feb 2017

Pubs Code Adjudicator Paul Newby has said he hopes to “achieve cultural change” where needed with the tenanted pub sector.

CAMRA criticises inaccurate reporting on alcohol harm

22 Feb 2017

The Campaign for Real Ale has pleaded with national newspapers not to misreport studies on alcohol consumption.

Ministers set to soften stance on business rates

22 Feb 2017

Ministers are set to give way over business rates and pay hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation to those worst hit by the tax

Consultation launched on Scottish Pubs Code

17 Feb 2017

A member of the Scottish Parliament has launched a consultation ahead of a proposed bill to introduce a Pubs Code north of the border.

IoL extends Davies’ term as chair

16 Feb 2017

The Institute of Licensing (IoL) has extended Daniel Davies’ term as chairman.

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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?

Brexit: Implications for franchisors

01 Jul 2016

Following the result of last week’s EU Referendum, Chris Wormald, partner at Fieldfisher, gives an update on the implications of Brexit on franchise agreements which are governed by English law.

Patel: Brexit would be boost for UK hospitality

29 Apr 2016

Speaking at yesterday’s ALMR Spring Conference, employment minister and prominent Vote Leave campaigner Priti Patel set out her case for why Brexit would benefit the UK hospitality sector:

Inside track: How leaving the EU would impact pubs

22 Apr 2016

Writing for MCA’s sister title The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Adam Bernstein takes a look at some of the key areas that would affect the pub sector if the British public votes to leave the European Union, and how a rejection of the continent could shape the landscape for pub operators in years to come

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Upcoming Events

Retailers' Retailer Awards 2017

Retailers' Retailer Awards 2017

7 March 2017 - Described as the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector’s “Oscars” and the event that is in every leading operator’s diary, this year’s Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards will take place on the 7th March 2017.

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