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When is Tequila not Tequila?

When is Tequila not Tequila?

When it’s terrible!   You would be forgiven for immediately thinking of drunk students when faced with the word ‘Tequila’ – the high demand for cheap shots, among other factors, has dragged its good name through the dirt. But good Tequila is a fine, sipping-quality...
What is MGD?

What is MGD?

MGD stands for Machine Games Duty. It is a tax that came into force on 1st February 2013 and replaced the Amusement Machine Licence Duty and the payment of output tax on machine income.   How is it Calculated? MGD is calculated on the gross takings of the machine at...
Water Deregulation

Water Deregulation

What is happening? From April 2017 an estimated 1.2 million eligible businesses and non-household customers, in England, will be able to choose their supplier of water and wastewater services. This is a change from the current system which requires businesses to use a...
Vegging Out!

Vegging Out!

In a follow up to our previous article on catering for a gluten-free diet (check it out here), today we’re going to be discussing Vegetarian and Vegan options you can incorporate into your business.   Whilst abstaining from meat and animal products has been about for...
The Rise and Rise of Craft Spirits

The Rise and Rise of Craft Spirits

There’s no way around it: from the smallest, oldest pub in town to the biggest sports bars, crafts spirits are now an unstoppable fact of the industry. No matter how reluctant your regulars or how traditional your pub, it’s always a good idea to look at expanding your...
School’s Out For Summer!

School’s Out For Summer!

We have seen a few sunny spells but now that schools are letting out, we can look forward to a long summer of distracting the kids – and what better than a pub lunch with the family! This can be the best time of the year for pubs and restaurants, as the public puts on...
Auto Enrollment – Staging Date

Auto Enrollment – Staging Date

In our last update, we gave you a small introduction to auto-enrolment; this may have left you asking –  what’s next?   Employers have now been given various staging dates, from which they must start enrolling their employees into workplace pension...
Oldbury Fun Run 2017

Oldbury Fun Run 2017

Over the weekend, some of our intrepid team members took part in the Oldbury Fun Run, raising money for charity. Although some walked, some ran, and some did a combination of both, everyone made it round eventually and a great time was had by all! Remember, not only...
Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital

The world is evolving quickly, and more of our everyday tasks are becoming digital. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is one of the steps ahead in this process.   HMRC’s aim is to become one of the most advanced tax administrations in the world, by modernising the tax system...
Make Mine a Virgin!

Make Mine a Virgin!

Being among a small percentage of men and women who either drink no alcohol at all, or less than one unit per week, I find it a challenging task to find somewhere to go out in the evening to have a refreshing non-alcoholic drink. It is not always a cafe, or a...