Sector in line to save £40m through business rates cut

18 Jul 2017 | By Nikkie Sutton

Proposals to change the indexation for business rates calculations could save pubs and restaurants £40m in the first three years of the change, according to rates experts.

Labour backs Scottish pubs code plans

14 Jul 2017

Scottish Labour has backed plans by an MSP to bring in a pubs code north of the border.

Michelin-starred pubs to pay extra £1m on rates

13 Jul 2017

Business rates bills for the UK’s 17 Michelin-starred pub restaurants are set to rise £1m following the revaluation, new research has shown.

Taylor insists review won’t burden business

11 Jul 2017

Matthew Taylor, who will today unveil his long-awaited review into the gig economy has insisted that his recommendations will not add to the burdens on businesses.

Low Pay Commission 'must act with caution' over future wage rates

07 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned that any move by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to ‘drastically increase wage rates’ could put pub sector jobs at risk.

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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.

What do planning changes mean for operators?

12 May 2017

Significant changes to the way the planning system treats pubs, as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, come into force later this month. Here, British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds explains how operators will be affected.

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.

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The Restaurant Conference 2017

The Restaurant Conference 2017

This year’s conference will draw on expertise and insight from both inside and outside the industry to provide solutions to these issues and a road map for the future of the market. 

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