NOT YOUR AVERAGE NIGHT AT THE PUB…

James of our Licensed and Leisure team was lucky enough to attend the Morning Advertiser’s Publican Awards 2018  this week, having been a judge for the accolades. James was a judge in the  best accommodation award, and attended the ceremony at Battersea Evolution to see the winners unveiled.  Presided over by the brilliant Rob Brydon, the event was a fantastic opportunity to mingle with...

A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD: IS HAMMOND’S 2021 REVALUATION PLEDGE JUST ANOTHER PIECE TO FIT INTO THE BUSINESS RATES JIGSAW?

This week’s announcement by the Chancellor that the next business rates revaluation will be brought forward by one year to 2021 has been met with some cynicism by licensees who feel that issues arising from the last review are far from resolved. Victoria Trafford, of Harris Lamb’s Licensed and Leisure department, said that the latest twist in the revaluation tale was unlikely to be welcomed...

ALMR PLEDGES TO HOLD THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE OVER RISING BUSINESS RATES

By Victoria Trafford, Director of Business Rates The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called on the Government to ‘act decisively and soon’ to alleviate increasing concerns amongst licensees about escalating business rates. Businesses within the hospitality industry are bracing themselves for hikes in bills from April, and the recent figures released by the Governmen...