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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Is your Premises Licence fit for purpose?

Situations change over time and your premises licence might be due a review!

Whether you need to change a DPS, extend opening hours, licence a garden or remove restrictions on your current licence, contact us on 01454 419262 ext. 5 where we will be happy to help advise and help you along in this process.
Please always remember to advise us if you are planning on any structural alterations. 

Beer Day Britain 2016!

The BII is spearheading Beer Day Britain on June 15th this year. This is a great opportunity for pubs across the country to attract old and new customers alike with celebrations for our national drink!

For more information go to and download the information pack put together by Jane Peyton, a BII and Beer Academy Beer Sommelier of the year award winner.

Upsell Your Wine!

Wine is one of the easiest items on a menu to upsell to a customer. However, most staff in pubs freeze when a customer asks “what wine would you recommend?” By educating your staff on your wine list they can upsell wines making them look good, and improving your profit margin in the process. Here are a few ideas to help you out –

Run a staff training afternoon where you …

Get financial help with statutory pay

Did you know that as an employer, you can usually reclaim 92% of employees’ Statutory Maternity (SMP), Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Pay? You can also apply for HMRC to pay you in advance if you can’t afford to make statutory payments.

There are various ways to apply for the advance payments of SMP, go to this webpage for more infomation from HMRC.

However, if you use Melrose Payroll services, we will …



In our previous article, we touched on a few ideas of suitable offers to coincide with some of the big sporting events happening this year. Below are a few more ideas to help you through the big event for our nation’s favourite sport, football, the 2016 UEFA EUROs.

As with previous international sporting events, the EUROs will be broadcasted on BBC & ITV. This is great news for publicans, …

Is Your Insurance up to Scratch?

Most of our readers recognise the importance of their business insurance but according to research, over half of UK businesses could be underinsured ( Often your circumstances can change whilst you are in the pub and you need to check if these will impact your policy.

You may have arranged your current policy online without professional advice, through a Broker or used an Insurer who doesn’t specialise in the pub …

Relaxation of licensing hours for Queen’s 90th birthday

This year mark’s the Queen’s 90th Birthday!

Because of this, on Friday 10th June and Saturday 11th June any premises that have a licence to sell alcohol on site to 23:00 will have their licence extended to 01:00 the next morning! This is happening automatically, so you do not need to do anything other than let your customers know!

As mentioned in the UEFA EURO post, this coincides with both the England …

Our Summer 2016 Quiz!

This quarter we are offering one of our readers a chance to win a free Stock count and set up (or wet stocktake for our existing stocktaking clients).

If you want to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize for your pub, then please email your answer to the following question to , or click the button below

What other large …