Tag: Kate Nicholls

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 trade chiefs welcome EU worker stability

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The hospitality sector’s three chiefs executives, Kate Nicholls of the ALMR, Brigid Simmonds of the BBPA, and Ufi Ibrahim of the BHA, have weighed in on the government’s recent announcement that EU nationals resident in the UK for more than five years would be offered residency.   Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR: “The Prime Minister’s statement is...

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...

Nicholls presses Hammond on budget business rates

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The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (AMLR) has released its submission to the Treasury ahead of March’s 2017 Budget, in the form of a letter from CEO Kate Nicholls.   The ALMR welcomes the opportunity to submit its recommendations for the 2017 Budget. We represent almost all licensed hospitality operators - managed pubs, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Our members run over...

Pub experts predict price hikes of 30p a pint

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Brexit driven inflation and hike in business rates spell disaster for pub trade AWP operators and other sections of the UK amusements industry, could be hit by the escalating cost of drinking in UK pubs.  According to Kate Nicholls of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, the perfect storm of inflation and rising business rates could add an extra 30p...

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...

Pub sector gives Hammond a frosty reception

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Although it did receive a little attention in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the pub industry appeared roundly unimpressed with the overall package. The pub industry has expressed its discontent with Chancellor Philip Hammond’s debut budget, despite the inclusion of a freeze on beer duty and 100 percent rates relief for rural pubs. In particular, pubs were concerned about an issue also...