Discos, DJ and other special music events at pubs could be liable to higher fees if PPL get their way

New music fee proposals 'totally unacceptable' says BBPA

By Emma Eversham

Proposals to increase the rates that pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants pay to host DJ nights or other special music-focused events are 'totally unacceptable' according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

Pub customers need a reason to get off the sofa

Pubs stop live music in favour of footfall

By Lorraine Heller

Pubs are increasingly turning away from live music and entertainment in a bid to drive footfall, a move that could result in long-term damage to the sector’s reputation, according to analysts.

Mark Fuller, co-founder of Concept Venues

Pearls of Wisdom: Mark Fuller

By Becky Paskin

The co-founder of Concept Venues, the umbrella company for global brands Embassy nightclubs, Sanctum Hotels and Geales restaurants, is about to embark upon a period of mass expansion. This year alone he is set to open Embassy Dubai at the Grosvenor House...

Drinkers can now pick up their parcels with their pints

Pubs offer parcel pick-up with pint

By Becky Paskin

Britons can now enjoy a pint while collecting their parcel with a new online delivery service designed to boost the pub’s reputation as the hub of the community