Changes to copyright laws – calling all operators!

Changes to copyright laws – calling all operators! We think this is sufficiently topical and far-reaching to merit a one-off update. Please bear with us on this (and read on!). Recently introduced changes to section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will affect most, if not all, operators and letters of demand… Read More »

ALMR, NATIONAL PROOF OF AGE STANDARDS SCHEME (PASS)

NATIONAL PROOF OF AGE STANDARDS SCHEME (PASS) Government support for PASS identification scheme welcomed PASS has welcomed the Government’s support of the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) and has urged the licensed hospitality sector to support the scheme by accepting PASS cards in their venues. The Home Office today launched a new campaign… Read More »

ALMR, Future Shock reveals causes for optimism amid challenges 

  Future Shock reveals causes for optimism amid challenges  Brexit and rising costs will present out of home eating and drinking operators with big challenges in 2017—but new openings growth, technology and the Night Tube are among the reasons to be optimistic about the sector’s future. Those are among the findings in the second issue… Read More »

Punch agrees to £402.7m takeover offer:

Punch agrees to £402.7m takeover offer: Thu 15th Dec 2016 Punch has agreed to a £402.7m takeover offer from private equity firm Patron Capital Advisers LLP and Dutch brewer Heineken. Patron and Emerald Investment Partners revealed rival offers for Punch on Wednesday (14 December), sending shares in the pub company surging by 40%. Punch is the second-largest… Read More »

Shares at Punch climb almost 40% following takeover bids

Shares at Punch climb almost 40% following takeover bids: Shares at Punch have climbed almost 40% after it confirmed it had received two takeover bids. The company’s share price increased 48.5p to 177.00p on Wednesday afternoon (14 December) from the start of trading – up by 37.74%. It confirmed earlier in the day it had… Read More »