Category Archives: Barrel Dregs

New Pubs Code adjudicator defends appointment, reveals conflict of interest policy to be put in place:

New Pubs Code adjudicator defends appointment, reveals conflict of interest policy to be put in place: The government’s new Pubs Code adjudicator Paul Newby has defended his appointment and revealed he would put in a conflict of interest policy to act as a check and balance to his role. Newby, who has been working in… Read More »

A nasty Scam with Credit Card Machines, Barrel-Dregs

A nasty Scam with Credit Card Machines, Barrel-Dregs One of our Members had been with a Credit Card Company for just over two years, at the time they claimed to have the best deal and certainly appeared so. Barclays came in offering a better deal and he agreed to switch, his current company wanted £200… Read More »

A nasty Scam with Credit Card Machines, Barrel-Dregs

A nasty Scam with Credit Card Machines, Barrel-Dregs One of our Members had been with a Credit Card Company for just over two years, at the time they claimed to have the best deal and certainly appeared so. Barclays came in offering a better deal and he agreed to switch, his current company wanted £200… Read More »

MRO stands for Market Rent Only, not Make Rents Outrageously (expensive)! “Barrel-dregs”

MRO stands for Market Rent Only, not Make Rents Outrageously (expensive)! “Barrel-dregs” A classic tale of one of the major villains of the industry, sadly no names but a warning to the unsuspecting who may still believe their Landlord is a caring, sharing partner in business reputable organization. Somewhere in the North East there is… Read More »

How many Senior Pub Co Management are Fit for Purpose? (Barrel-Dregs)

How many Senior Pub Co Management are Fit for Purpose? (Barrel-Dregs) I have over many years in the Industry met many senior management from Pub Co’s, on a variety of subjects and issues. The one thing that always comes home to me is their total lack of understanding of pubs and licensees, they are in… Read More »

This months Scams, Energy, Broadband and Phones, (Barrel-dregs)

This months Scams, Energy, Broadband and Phones, (Barrel-dregs) Energy Scams Commercial energy The unscrupulous Energy Companies are desperate to tie any business or individual to a long term contract at a higher rate. Energy prices are falling with the recession and countries like Iran are back selling oil, they are all fighting to retain their… Read More »

Pensioner Rip Offs, Energy and other Contracts (Barrel-Dregs)

This Weeks Humour:- Click on the subject and smile. Lawyers Intelligence, Spanish evening at the Bull ??? Pensioner Rip Offs, Energy and other Contracts (Barrel-Dregs) You may not think this applies to you personally, but sadly it does, you may not be 55 or over, but they are targeting your older customers, your parents, relations… Read More »

HMRC and the shortfall on Cask Ale. (Barrel-Dregs)

HMRC and the shortfall on Cask Ale. (Barrel-Dregs) This does not just apply to Lessees and Tenants, Managers may well find they face the same problem. To advise the HMRC Excise Team. Who are looking into the failure of the cask ale supply chain to notify publicans as to the correct amount of duty that… Read More »