Monthly Archives: March 2018

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect, latest OnLine Gambling

  On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect. Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions: it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or less it’s either ready to drink, or to be drunk it must be diluted with water, mixed with… Read More »

Emerging trends in Italian F&B

 Emerging trends in Italian F&B at Bellavita Expo London 2018 Bellavita Expo London is back this 17-19 June with over 1,000 innovative food & beverage products – the must-attend trade show for distributors, importers, retail and Ho.Re.Ca. buyers, restaurateurs and chefs. Bellavita Expo’s Food Academy, Wine & Beer Academy, Mixology Academy and Pizza Academy will… Read More »

UKHospitality latest News, Deposit scheme must not increase hospitality burden

  Deposit scheme must not increase hospitality burden UKHospitality has warned the Government not to increase costs or restrictions for hospitality businesses through any proposed deposit scheme and called on it to create an opt-out for business where drinks are sold on the premises. The Government has today announced its intention to introduce a deposit… Read More »

FMT and REO (Fair Maintainable Trade, Resonably Efficient Operator)

FMT and REO (Fair Maintainable Trade, Reasonably Efficient Operator) (From the Archives) An interesting article in the Morning Advertiser from my old colleague Phil Dixon about FMT (Fair Maintainable Trade) and REO  (Reasonably Efficient Operator) or still used by some though undefined, Competent Operator. FMT that obscenely used title for making wildly speculative estimations of a… Read More »

Always have everything in writing (Barrel Dregs)

Always have everything in writing (Barrel Dregs) Please note, access to this site is totally free if you would like to subscribe (No Charge) on www.buyingapub.com, they are free to be read for your guidance and aimed to help you get through a time of considerable pressure and demand. Barrel-Dregs has been run for many… Read More »

Digital taxation focus cannot not delay urgent business rates reform, also welcomes APPG report

 UKHospitality: digital taxation focus cannot not delay urgent business rates reform, also welcomes APPG report UKHospitality today welcomed the European Commission’s publication of proposals aimed at a fair taxation of the digital economy and online platforms. The proposals are designed to ensure that online platforms, including ‘collaborative’ economy related platforms and online market places, pay… Read More »

RICS and the definition of Competent Operator

The rental levels set by the RICS are for a Competent Operator (CO) or Reasonably Efficient Operator (REO). The RICS do not, nor ever have run pubs and very few Chartered Surveyors have ever dirtied their hands with such hard work. The Valuation Committee consisted of members whose main income is derived from perpetuating these… Read More »

UKHospitality warns of unemployment increase and urges Government to act on rates relief

UKHospitality warns of unemployment increase  UKHospitality has warned the Government that it must act to lower costs for businesses or risk further joblessness and loss of vital hospitality businesses. The warning follows today’s data release showing an increase in unemployment of 24k. Last month, sector-specific figures showed a decrease of almost 54k employed in the last… Read More »