27 October 2021

Planned duty increase for alcohol drinks scrapped, new scheme to lower duty rate further

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced planned duty increases for alcoholic drinks at pubs would be cancelled from midnight on Thursday (28 October) and a new Draught Relief […]
27 October 2021

Best budget for pubs in a generation?

Despite all the leaks, from a government that makes the Titanic look like a viable operation, there were still a few rabbits in Rishi Sunakâs hat […]
27 October 2021

Disappointment about 12.5% VAT not mentioned in Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak made no reference to keeping the 12.5% VAT rate permanently at his Budget today (Wednesday), suggesting the rate will go back to 20% […]
27 October 2021

50% business rates discount for hospitality sector

A 50% business rates discount will be put in place for the hospitality, retail, and leisure sectors for one year, announced the Chancellor of the Exchequer […]
27 October 2021

3.6% of TripAdvisor reviews ‘fake’ in 2020

Review site TripAdvisor has claimed it identified 3.6% of review submissions last year as fake, with the majority being rejected before they were posted.
27 October 2021

Trade ‘decimated’ by vaccine passport scheme in Scotland

Trade in the night-time economy has been decimated during the first week of the Scottish governmentâs controversial vaccine passport scheme, according to the Night Time Industries […]
27 October 2021

‘Business closures time-bomb next year’ warning issued

Rising costs in materials including fuel, CO2, energy, bottles, cans and packaging are making it impossible for many small and independent breweries to recover from lockdowns, […]
26 October 2021

Teaching an old dog new tricks: Britain’s best pub for dogs reveals secrets to success

Dog beer and handmade peanut butter treats are just a few of the dog-related delicacies that won Derbyshireâs the Flying Childers Inn the title Best Pub […]
26 October 2021

Latest openings in the sector and sites for sale

New openings for Coppa Club, Manahatta and Bulldog Gin are among the sectorâs new openings. Meanwhile, estate agent Savillsâ Paul Breen looks at the future for […]
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