BHA calls for 10 year phasing of migration cut

12 May 2017

The government should implement a ten-year phased approach to reducing immigration from the EU to allow time for the recruitment of UK workers, the British Hospitality Association’s election manifesto argues.

Deliveroo overhauls rider contracts

12 May 2017

Deliveroo has bowed to pressure from parliament and made changes to its contracts for riders

Neighbourhood Planning bill to receive assent today

28 Apr 2017

The Government has confirmed that the Neighbourhood Planning – which will remove permitted development rights for pubs – will come into force before Parliament is dissolved.

Pubs Code Adjudicator has settled 25 cases

24 Apr 2017

The pubs code adjudicator has made awards in 25 arbitration cases since the code came into force last July.

Khan: Business rates killing London nightlife

12 Apr 2017

Research commissioned by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has found 21 music venues at risk of closure due to business rates increases.

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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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