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17 Dec 2018

BBPA ‘bitterly disappointed ’ by confirmation of low and no alcohol consultation outcome

The BBPA ( British Beer& Pub Association )  have indicated their disappointment at the Department of Health and Social Care’s now published formal response to consultation on Low alcohol product labelling.Brigid Simmonds, Chief Ex...

13 Dec 2018

16th National Pubwatch Conference

The 16th National Pubwatch Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester on Tuesday 26th February 2019.The conference will provide a valuable platform to share ideas and good practice. It will also provide a surgery where National P...

10 Dec 2018

'Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas'

The Food Standards Agency has issued what appears to be its season advice on food safety over the festive period.This includes the following tips:  When Christmas food shopping, take enough bags with you so that you can separate ou...

30 Nov 2018

Scotland - Edinburgh adopt new licensing policy

At Monday’s Board (26th November) the Edinburgh City Licensing Board formerly adopted their new statement of licensing policy for the next 3 years.Included within the new policy is an increase to the over provision policy.  In additio...

30 Nov 2018

Government signals intention to secure tourism sector deal

At a meeting of the Government’s Tourism Industry Council this week the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, confirmed the Government will begin negotiations with the sector on an ‘ambitious’ I...

16 Nov 2018

Battling Illegal Gaming on Premises – review your policies now

The Gambling Commission recently published data suggesting high levels of under-age people are playing gaming machines in pubs.It has declared its concern, that of the pubs sampled, only 10% intervened to stop children gambling on their premises...