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Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned

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Pubs and restaurants will no longer be able to charge customers extra for paying by debit or credit card, the government has said.

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Adult cigarette smokers drops nearly 20% ten years on from smoking ban

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Ten years since the introduction of the smoking ban in Britain across pubs, restaurants and other public spaces, the number of smokers has fallen by 1.9 million, according to Cancer Research UK.

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New report reveals operating costs have passed the 50% mark for hospitality sector

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A new report published by the ALMR and Christie & Co highlighting the challenges and opportunities for pubs and restaurants over the coming months, reveals that operating costs have risen above 50% of turnover for the first time.

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PRS licence warning after Plymouth pub faces music ban

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The licensee of a Plymouth pub has been left with a £3,200 bill and a ban on playing music after being caught playing recorded copyrighted music in the pub without a Performing Rights Society (PRS) licence.

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‘Make business rates reform a priority’, says ALMR following Queen’s Speech

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Following today’s Queen’s Speech, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has said it is “disappointing” that there was no specific announcement on business reform rates, which the organisation says it “called on as a first day priority for the new government”.

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