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Monthly Archives: September 2016


As the colder, autumnal weather looms on the horizon, and with Oktoberfest just around the corner, it’s time to think about our old friend Beer.
Ales and Lagers, craft especially, have been experiencing an extended surge in popularity, and many pubs have responded by organizing beer festivals—so why not try your own?
With the rise of savvier beer drinkers, it’s a good strategy to make sure your …

The Minimum Wage is rising once again!

Age Band
Old Rate
New Rate

25+ y/olds
£ 7.20
£ 7.20

21 – 24 y/olds
£ 6.70
£ 6.95
25p or 3.7%

18 – 20 y/olds
£ 5.30
£ 5.55
25p or 4.7%

16 – 17 y/olds
£ 3.87
£ 4.00
13p or 3.4%

Apprentice Rate
£ 3.30
£ 3.40
10p …

Forthcoming Events

Macmillan Alcohol-Free October – Use this as an opportunity to promote your alcohol-free …

Taking Control of the Paperwork Demon

For many, the least enjoyable part of running a pub is managing the paperwork! However the everyday bustle of running a business gets in your way, here is a quick paperwork tip to help you on your way to managing the boring bits!

Set up easy systems to sort everything you receive, as this will make it a lot faster and easier to process when you come round to it. This …

Your Money is Changing!

Since 13th September new £5 notes have been in circulation, made of a special plastic polymer. Here are a few things to remember:

– Paper £5 notes are to be withdrawn from circulation May 2017. When this happens you can go to any bank, where they will change them for the new ones.

– Forgery detection pens WILL NOT WORK! They’ll just slide off instead of …