Fuller’s pub chain blames rail strikes for losing millions

Pub groups Fuller, Smith & Turner says it has lost £4m in sales and will miss its profit targets this year due to the impact of ongoing rail strikes. The chain, which has almost 400 pubs, also warned that cost-of-living pressures were weighing on the business. Read the full story

Business rates list closes soon

The 2017 non-domestic rating list is closing. This means that you have up until 31 March 2023 to check that the factual information the Valuation Office Agency holds about your property on this list is correct. Read the full story

Westminster City Council’s food waste recycling expansion

Westminster City Council have introduced a food waste recycling trial service for around 7,000 households during autumn 2019 and this service has continued to run ever since, collecting over 700 tonnes of food waste to be recycled in total. Following the success of the trial, they will be expanding the service to every home in […]

Westminster City Council’s new Air Quality Action Plan

This plan details the actions Westminster council will take to improve air quality between 2020 and 2024. This includes reducing emissions from buildings and new developments, leading the way in electric vehicle infrastructure, encouraging a shift away from polluting vehicles, and working with partners such as schools, businesses and universities to reduce emissions.  Read the […]

Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers moves a step closer

A new cash incentive system, placing deposits on drinks bottles and cans, will boost recycling from 2025. The scheme would include special machines, known as reverse vending machines, and designated sites where people can return their bottles and receive their cash back. In most cases, it would be the retailers who sell drinks covered by […]

Business Secretary warns energy suppliers to end mistreatment of customers

Business and Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has pledged to crack down on the mistreatment of energy users by suppliers, following reports showing some are doing nowhere near enough to support vulnerable customers. He has written to energy suppliers calling on them to stop the harmful and anxiety inducing practice of forcibly moving consumers over to […]