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HMRC Due Diligence Condition and Guidance

HMRC has announced that from 1 November 2014 it will be a condition of excise registration / approval to undertake reasonable and effective due diligence when entering trading relationships in the alcohol supply-chain.

Help our Better Rates for Pubs campaign

The Better Rates for Pubs campaign aims to ease the burden of business rates for pubs. The campaign is jointly supported by leading organisations in the beer and pub sector; the BBPA, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), FLVA Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations), BFBI (Brewing Food & Beverages Suppliers Association) and BISL (Business in Sport and Leisure).

World Cup licensing hours - BBPA Response

BBPA response to the World Cup licensing hours consultation.

Managing Safety in Pubs

The BBPA's Managing Safety Pubs - a guide to assessing the risk of violence in individual licensed premises, based on existing good practice.

Pub Governing Body - third audit report

The Pub Governing Body has published its third annual audit of pub companies holding in excess of 100 pub leasehold agreements in England and Wales.

Starting a Small Business - HMRC Guidance

HMRC provides a number of tools aimed at those staring small businesses, including pubs, designed to help with taking on employees, VAT registration and incorporation.

Challenge 21

For many years, the British Beer & Pub Association's Challenge 21 scheme has been raising awareness among publicans and their staff of the need to be vigilant in preventing underage sales.

Mary Portas Independent Review of the High Street

Mary Portas, the leading retail market consultant, was appointed to lead an independent review into the future of the high street. The report has now been published.

Code of Practice on Tips

The British Hospitality Association has issued a Code of Practice on discretionary service charges and tips.

Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations apply to the pub sector and should be taken into account to minimise the effect of noise on pub staff.

BBPA response to Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders

The BBPA has submitted its response to the Government Consulation on Late Night Levys and Early Morning Restriction Orders.

Machine Games Duty - Guidance for Pub Operators

BBPA Guidance on Machine Games Duty.

The Working Time Directive

Provisions of The Working Time Regulations and provisions concerning working time in the Directive on the protection of young people at work (The Young Workers Directive).

Accessibility in Pubs

BBPA guidance on accessibility

BBPA Guidance: Duty to Manage Asbestos in Licensed Premises

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.

Gambling Act 2005

Briefing Note for pubs on the Gambling Act 2005.

BBPA Guidance on Licensed Property Noise Control

This guidance document gives advice on managing noise in licensed premises.

National Planning Policy

The pub and brewing industry has great potential for growth and planning policy can play a crucial role either in stifling or fostering that growth.

Guidance for Licensees on the Licensing Act 2003

To assist publicans and licensees in understanding the implications, requirements and remit of the Licensing Act the BBPA produces a wide ranging guide.

Carbon Dioxide in Cellars

The BBPA has prepared guidance for licensees that sets out the risks and related good practice for the safe use of dispense gases in cellars.

Salt information leaflet for Caterers

The BBPA & BHA Salt information leaflet for caterers is available to download.

Children in Pubs

There are many myths surrounding children's access to pubs and what they can and can't do when on the premises.

Door Supervisors

Information on Door Supervisors for premises.

Guidance on Drugs and Pubs

The BBPA produces guidance on Drugs and Pubs, which looks at the problem for licensees, ways to prevent issues appearing and methods to control the issue. It is available as a free download.

Fire Safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. The requirement for businesses to have fire certificates has been abolished and any previously held are no longer valid.

Food Standards Agency Guidance

On 16 January 2008 the Food Standards Agency published guidance on the provision of allergen information for foods sold non prepacked. The guidance is aimed at both caterers and retailers selling foods loose and gives practical advice on how to manage allergy issues and best practice in dealing with allergy requests.

Guidance to the Mandatory Code

The Mandatory Code for Alcohol Retailers in England and Wales is now in place. Dates of implementation are below:

Incidental Music in Pubs

Leaflet for musicians and the trade setting out the various options for small scale live music in licensed premises.

Head on Beer

The BBPA has prepared guidance for pub operators and bar staff on the dispense of draught beer by free flow and hand pull.

Manual Handling Guidance

In the brewing and pub sector manual handling of full, part-full or empty casks and kegs, gas cylinders, boxes and cases presents a risk of injury.

‘Make Pass the Standard’ Campaign

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is calling on BBPA member companies to sign up to the ‘Retail Partners’ Commitment to Action’ to support the campaign to make PASS accredited Proof of Age Cards the norm especially within the late night sector where there is evidence that cards are being refused by door supervisors.

Poker and Bingo

Poker and Bingo under the Gambling Act 2005.

Security in Design

BBPA guidance to assist in maximising security in design.

Weights and Measures

The following legal measures are specified in the Weights and Measures Act:

Illegal Broadcasts of Premiership Football

Information on Broadcasting Football illegally.

Alcohol content - duty payment guidelines

The aim of these guidelines is to provide consistent advice to brew...

Excise Information Sheet (14) 02

HMRC Excise Information Sheet

City of London - late night levy

BBPA response to the City of London's late night levy consultation.

BBPA Licensee Checklist - Allergens

The information below is designed to inform licensees on the requirement to declare allergens in non-prepacked food (which includes draught beer and other drinks).

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme

HMRC have published a briefing pack for businesses affected by the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.

Restrictive Covenants

British Beer & Pub Association information note on the use of Restrictive Covenants in the pub sector.

Energy - reducing costs for pubs

A note on reducing energy costs in pubs.

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