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Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter

We bring you the latest top news in the industry from this week   UK pubs and restaurants see significant year-on-year rise in consumer spend during December – Pubs and restaurants enjoyed a significant year-on-year rise in consumer spend in December despite overall spending growth being at its lowest level since 2016, according to the […]

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

New £2.2 Million Funding Announced for Community Run Pubs

Power to Change has announced a new funding programme that will help communities seeking to save their local pub through community ownership. The announcement came yesterday at the Plunkett Foundation’s Rural Community Ownership Awards in London, that will see many more communities in England opening and operating their local pub. Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of […]

Do I need Planning Permission for that?

Do I need Planning Permission for that?

In this post, Jonathan Warner-Reed at Lupton Fawcett explains about the need for Planning Permission and if it is always essential to obtain permission. If you want to make changes to the inside of your home, you will not have to apply for planning permission. Both the conversion of an integral garage into your living […]

Is semi-commercial property an option for investors?

Is semi-commercial property an option for investors?

The buy-to-let market has undoubtedly undergone a huge raft of changes over the past few years. Barry Dillon from Together Finance comments ‘We’ve seen an evolution in the way property investment is taxed and the way loans are underwritten, leading to landlords adjusting their portfolios. Some smaller landlords are even quitting the market – leaving […]

Crowdfunding: How to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding: How to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign

This article first appeared on the BEER TODAY website 30th January 2018 Beer Today: http://beertoday.co.uk/ Matthew Grant at Garbutt & Elliott: https://www.garbutt-elliott.co.uk/people/matthew-grant/ With a long list of industry success stories and continued appeal from investors, crowdfunding remains a popular source of finance for breweries — but can a brewery still take advantage if it doesn’t have the profile of brands like […]