Milestone: Little Door & Co to open fifth site (Pictured: Kamran Dehdashti and Jamie Hazeel)

Little Door & Co to open 'milestone' fifth site

By Rebecca Weller

London-based house-party inspired late night bar and restaurant concept, Little Door & Co., has announced it will open its “milestone” fifth bar this summer.

Licensees: publicans Chris Walsh and Beccy Keddie are dealing with extra costs

Rising costs hurting small pub businesses

By Gary Lloyd

Improving trade but ever-escalating bills is an issue several pubs are experiencing three years after sites were allowed to start serving again after the pandemic forced the on-trade to close its doors.

Chasing pavements: advice on outside areas (credit: Getty/urbazon)


Q&A with Poppleston Allen: Pavement Licences

By Rebecca Weller

In this week's column, Poppleston Allen solicitor Alex Tomlinson answers questions on pavement licences for pubs.

Must protect pubs: Scotland Small Business Minister Richard Lochhead (credit: Scottish Government)

Mixed reaction to Scottish pubs code move

By Gary Lloyd

CAMRA and the SLTA have welcomed a move by the Scottish Government that will see the introduction of a Scottish pubs code from 7 October, if ratified, while the SBPA has expressed disappointment.

Sector impact: UKH boss Kate Nicholls says hospitality continues to suffer as collateral damage in the rail dispute (image: Getty/ coldsnowstorm)

Train strikes to hit sector for £387m

By Nikkie Thatcher

Industrial action on train services this weekend (Friday 5 April to Monday 8 April) is estimated to cost the hospitality industry £387m.

Legal update: while there is no legislation going through parliament currently, there is a proposed draft bill (image: Getty/petekarici)


Martyn’s Law – Where are we now?

By Andy Grimsey, solicitor, Poppleston Allen

I thought I would provide a brief update on Martyn’s Law (also known as the Protect Duty) – proposed legislation to impose a legal requirement on publicly accessible venues to consider the threat from terrorism and to implement proportionate measures.

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Spring has sprung, but keep it down!

By Alex Tomlinson, solicitor, Poppleston Allen

It appears that the issue of noise has reared its head in the hospitality sector again. This time with the conclusion of the long running saga surrounding Manchester nightclub Night & Day, which has been fighting a Noise Abatement Notice served by...

Alarming rate: number of NTE firms in the UK drops by 15.5% (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Number of NTE firms drops by 'staggering' 15.5%

By Rebecca Weller

The number of night-time economy (NTE) businesses in the UK has dropped by a “staggering” 15.5%, new research from Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has revealed.

Exciting future: UKH chief exec Kate Nicholls (pictured) to replace Daniel Davies as IoL national chair

Kate Nicholls appointed as IoL national chair

By Rebecca Weller

The Institute of Licensing (IoL), the professional body for licensing practitioners across the UK, has announced the election of UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls as its new national chair.

Unchanged: interest rates remain at 5.25% (Credit:Getty/MicroStockHub)

BoE interest rates hold shows 'positives' for economy

By Rebecca Weller

The Bank of England's (BoE) decision to hold interest rates at 5.25% indicates the economy is moving in the right direction despite short term challenges, operators have told The Morning Advertiser.

Licensing Q&A with Poppleston Allen (Credit:Getty/sturti)


Licensing Q&A with Poppleston Allen

By Suraj Desor, associate solicitor, Poppleston Allen

In this week's column, Poppleston Allen associate solicitor Suraj Desor answers questions on applying for new premises licenses and changes to existing licenses.

Responses made on Martyn's Law: Emma McClarkin and Kate Nicholls

Trade bodies back changes to Martyn’s Law

By Gary Lloyd

Trade bodies have given their backing to the Government’s revised changes to Martyn’s Law, which will require businesses to increase their readiness to act should there be a terrorist attack.

Expanding your business: licensing terms to consider (Credit: Getty/sturti)


Licensing terms for expanding your business

By Rebecca Weller

There is a lot of information out there as to what to do with your business and how that will affect your premises licence, for example, extending hours of operation etc.

Essential part of life: research shows consumers prioritise support for on-trade despite economic pressures (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Consumers prioritise support for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Almost two thirds of consumers believe pubs play a vital role in their local community and continue to prioritise on-trade visits despite economic pressures.

Advice given: Nationwide Energy has outlined ways in which operators can improve their credit score, which can be beneficial when considering suppliers (image: Getty/Galeanu Mihai)


Find out the latest on the utility sector

By Nationwide Energy

With energy markets continuing to fluctuate and operators facing uncertain costs, the MA has teamed up with Nationwide Energy Consultants to provide our readers with a regular update to keep you one step ahead when it comes to the utility sector.

Licensing hub: Advice on licensing requirements for outdoor events with Poppleston Allen  (Credit:Getty/sommart)


Licensing requirements for outdoor events

By Imogen Moss, Associate Solicitor, Poppleston Allen

It’s March already, and most of us will be hoping that the ‘in like a lion, out like lamb’ folklore stands true.

Pubs and breweries disappointed by Spring Budget 2024

Spring Budget 'profoundly disappointing' for pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The pub sector has reacted with “extreme disappointment” to the Spring Budget, with slashed VAT and reform of business rates needed to make a real difference.

Freeze ends: Chancellor Jeremy Hunt (fourth from left) has taken no action on business rates (credit: UK Parliament/Maria Unger)


Business rates to go up as freeze ends

By Gary Lloyd

Despite the hospitality sector’s calls for a reduced business rates burden in the Spring Budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s lack of action on the subject means companies in England will endure a combined tax hike of £1.66bn from 1 April.

Was there a hospitality VAT cut in the Spring Budget 2024

Gov ignores VAT cut pleas in Budget

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Despite pleas from across the hospitality industry, the Chancellor did not announce any changes to VAT in the Spring Budget today (6 March).

What's the story of Amy Lamé? The Morning Advertiser finds out


The Big Interview: 'You only get one chance to be London's first night czar'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

On Saturday I’m cutting shapes at Fabric. On Monday I’m at City Hall to meet London’s night czar Amy Lamé. 15 minutes before the interview, I phone to get let in. After some confusion, the press officer double checks, “you are at Docklands right?” No....

Decision time: Careful consideration is advised on potentially switching to a premises licence (credit: Getty/izusek)


Legal Q&A: Members’ clubs v pubs – what to consider

By Joe Harvey, associate solicitor, Poppleston Allen

In the latest Q&A with Poppleston Allen, Joe Harvey weighs up the pros and cons of ditching a club premises certificate for a premises licence.

Rally call: NTIA CEO Michael Kill has called for action on VAT from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt (right)

NTIA: 5,000+ call for VAT reduction to 12.5%

By Gary Lloyd

Calls for the Government to slash VAT down to 12.5% from its current 20% level in the Spring Budget have poured into MPs’ offices, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

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