Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

Duty amends will “wipe out the benefits” of non-EU trade deals – make your voice heard

Published:  21 January, 2022

Accolade Wines is the latest major wine company to join calls urging the government to take stock of its alcohol duty review. 

Read more...

Unpicking the duty system

Published:  15 November, 2021

Now the dust has settled and the Chancellor has published proposals to change the UK alcohol taxation system, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, picks apart the pros and cons of the suggested model.

Read more...

Sparkling wine premium could be scrapped in alcohol duty overhaul

Published:  19 October, 2021

Reports from the national press suggest that the premium on sparkling wine duty could be scrapped by chancellor Rishi Sunak in the upcoming Autumn Budget in a move which could bring sparkling wine duty in line with still.

Read more...

Jerry Lockspeiser: Do you mind being lied to?

Published:  30 September, 2021

I have never been to The Sportsman pub in Seasalter near Whitstable on the Kent coast. The loss is all mine. Described as “a grotty rundown pub by the sea” it has held a Michelin star since 2008 thanks to the efforts of chef-patron Stephen Harris. I haven’t met Stephen either, but like others who have eaten at Noble Rot’s restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury, I have benefited from his skills in the kitchen. He became executive chef of NR at the outset, overseeing menus that have satisfied customers since day one.

Read more...

31Dover to embrace pioneering low-carbon distribution technology

Published:  14 September, 2021

Independent supplier 31Dover will start to distribute spirit brands using an innovative distribution system that nearly eliminates packaging waste in the supply chain.

Read more...

New UK immigration system goes live

Published:  01 December, 2020

The UK’s new points-based post-Brexit immigration system is now operational.

Read more...

Mixed news for hospitality in new English tier system

Published:  23 November, 2020

The 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants is to be lifted when England comes out of lockdown on 2 December, the prime minister is expected to announce today.

Read more...

Tier system may have to be ‘strengthened’

Published:  17 November, 2020

A senior health official has warned that to get England “through the winter”, the regional tiered system of measures may have to be “strengthened”. 

Read more...

Govt immigration plans to disrupt hospitality sector

Published:  24 February, 2020

The hospitality sector fears damage from the government’s new point-based immigration plan, a new survey has revealed.

Read more...