Saturday, August 13, 2022


ALMR praises government for flexible work reforms

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The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has responded positively to the government’s Good Work Plan but called for a greater clarity on the provisions provided.   The UK government believes it has taken the first steps in addressing the challenges of the rapidly-changing modern work economy with the publishing of an employment regulation roadmap. The Good Work Plan comes as a...

Hospitality sector moves to plug post-Brexit skills gap

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The ideology of Brexit may remain as divisive as ever, but the practicality of leaving Europe requires action rather than debate, so argues the key industry bodies engaged in the hospitality sector.   Whilst tepid to the UK’s departure from the EU, trade bodies, the BHA, ALMR and BBPA, have teamed up to help drive a national campaign to bridge the...

ALMR calls for machine boost for pub sector

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In its submission to the DCMS consultation, the ALMR has asked the government to increase the automatic entitlement of machines and allow contactless payment, as well as urging an upward review of Cat C stakes and prizes.   The ALMR has called on the government to provide “a much needed revamp” to gaming machines in pubs, both from a social and...

Hospitality split on two-year post-Brexit transition period

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While pub trade bodies were reassured, the British Hospitality Association said more time was needed than the “status quo” two-year post-Brexit transition period announced by the prime minister in Florence last week.   Hospitality chiefs gave mixed reviews of the two-year post-Brexit transition period announced by Theresa May in Florence’s Santa Maria Novella church on 22 September. The British Beer and Pub...

Leisure and hospitality sectors welcome MAC

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Responding in chorus to the government’s announced intention to study the role of EU workers in post-Brexit Britain, the ALMR, BBPA, BHA and BALPPA have emphasised how crucial migrant labour is to their respective sectors.   Trade association chiefs from the leisure and hospitality sectors welcomed home secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement on 26 July that a Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), made...

Meeting the needs of Millennials tops pub summit agenda

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Bacta, the trade association whose members include the manufacturers and operators of gaming machines, pool tables and jukeboxes, has agreed a programme of quarterly meetings with the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and The British Beer And Pub Association.   The tripartite meetings will provide an opportunity for machine operators and representatives from the on-trade to discuss issues facing gaming and...

Gumbrell confident pubs will survive Brexit

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Key voices in the UK pub sector, including Kris Gumbrell, executive chairman of Brewhouse & Kitchen, are confident that the pub industry will weather Brexit.   After meeting with Brexit ministers twice a month, Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), believes the government is keen to avoid fall in pub employment post-Brexit. Nicholls said: “We are...

ALMR renews calls for business rates action

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Calls for business rates revamp grow following details of Amazon’s business rates cut.   The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, which represents a large number of pubs across the country, is leading renewed calls for a business rates revamp. Trade associations including BALPPA and Bacta have spoken on out on this issue before, but the ALMR has been prompted to issue fresh...

Pub groups pushing for triennial progress

Those in the pub sector with a vested interest in the health of the machine industry have thankfully not been shy about expressing themselves in private and in public about their desire for action on Cat C machines.   The pub industry continues to provide an important pillar of machine industry, so it’s no surprise to hear that the BBPA, as...

Proof of Age Standards Scheme changes structure following strategic review

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The Proof of Age Standards Scheme confirms that it is now a Community Interest Company following a structural review. The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) which accredits UK proof of age card issuers to a standard endorsed by the Home Office, Scottish Government, police and retailers of age-restricted goods & services, has announced that it is to become a Community...