Monthly Archives: November 2014

Government moves family brewers back into scope of pubs code

Government moves family brewers back into scope of pubs code By James Wallin, M&C Report, 14-Nov-2014 Pub companies with fewer than 500 tied pubs have been moved back into the scope of the statutory pubs code but relieved from some of the major responsibilities, following a Government amendment. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Government-moves-family-brewers-back-into-scope-of-pubs-code

£2K Growth Vouchers for Pubs, Government Funded

For businesses looking for advice On your marks, get set, grow 2015 Could you be on to a 8-1 profit winner!! The Growth Vouchers programme will deliver support for up to 20,000 small businesses in England, focussing on small businesses who have never sought business advice before.They will be randomly assigned to an online questionnaire… Read More »

Market rent only’ option ‘unlikely to happen’ says Punch chairman

  Story of the Day: from Propel by Paul Charity ‘Market rent only’ option ‘unlikely to happen’ says Punch chairman: Punch Tavern’s executive chairman, Stephen Billingham, told City analysts yesterday (Wednesday) he did not believe the so-called “market rent only” option, allowing pub tenants to abandon the beer tie, would make it onto the statute books… Read More »

Business Rates and the Inland Revenue

Business Rates and the Inland Revenue Having crossed swords with the Inland Revenue Rating Valuation Officers face to face on a number of occasions, regarding my various pubs Rating Valuations with some degree of success. In the early days with very little knowledge of rating and a good knowledge of pub viability, whereas the Valuer had… Read More »

Pub Co and Developers Dirty Tricks Department

Pub Co and Developers Dirty Tricks Department There is nothing legally wrong with a Pubco selling the freehold of a supply-tie leased pub to anyone that they choose.   Although there is a moral implication, there is no legal obligation that the freehold should first be offered to the lessee in occupation.   This understandably money-return based corporate… Read More »

Food hygiene enforcement ‘on the increase’

Food hygiene enforcement ‘on the increase’ John Gaunt & Partners  Posted: 02 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST The Food Standards Agency has just published their “annual report on UK local authority food law enforcement” across the UK. This shows a small increase of 1% in the number of instances of formal enforcement actions carried out… Read More »