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Finance holds key to hotels’ success

THE availability of finance holds the key to success for the UK’s hotel sector this year. Industry consultancy HVS London said access to investment is...

Pubs hit by new year price rises

Licensees are braced to add up to 10p to the cost of a pint after brewers unveiled their annual new year price rises. Molson Coors, Heineken UK and Carlsberg have all confirmed increases that will add an average of 7p a pint to the wholesale price of beer. Tennent Caledonian Breweries and Belhaven said they were reviewing their prices and were unable to provide any figures at this stage.

Prices slashed in new year ‘sales’

Operators slashed drinks prices earlier this month in a bid to boost trade during what’s expected to be a particularly tough trading month. National pub groups and independent bar owners said the traditional post-Christmas trading dip, coupled with what’s forecast to be another gloomy year for the economy, prompted them to unleash a range of deals designed to attract consumers.

Support builds for floor price

Support for minimum pricing emerged from two influential sources over the festive season. Prime Minister David Cameron was reported to have ordered officials to investigate the mechanism, as well as look into a new tax system based on units, as the Department of Health develops its forthcoming alcohol strategy for England and Wales.

New tax may be a game changer

MAJOR change is on the way for Scots pubs which have gaming and gambling at the heart of their offer. From April a new tax...

Every picture tells a story

Your restaurant has great food. The service is excellent, the staff are friendly and, most importantly, your customers like it. But in these economic times,...

A dram fine experience

THE Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh has picked up a top award. The Royal Mile venue was named Best Visitor Experience 2011 by the Association...

BII chief quits for new role

THE chief executive of trade body BII has left the organisation after three years at the helm. Neil Robertson has taken the role of director...

Glasgow restaurant group makes first capital move

CHRISTMAS has come at a good time for the Kama Sutra Restaurant Group. The Glasgow-based Indian food operator, which was formed in September last year,...