From: michael wheeler
Sent: 07 February 2009 20:47
Hi Beau, have you heard about the Governments
proposed "Code of Practise" for pubs. According to Jonathan Neame from Sheps
Brewery the new code will cost pubs a further £1,000 a year. (Thats a grand per
pub per year) a really big problem that comes out of this new code is that all
bar staff would need to undergo compulsory training. In a single stroke
this will end the casual labour element of bar work where students and all sorts
of people have earnt the the extra few shillings in the evening and at weekends
on an ad hoc basis.
Since 1997 brewers and pubs have been subjected to
300 pages of regulations, taxes have gone up 18% in the last 6 months which has
meant in most pubs 7 pence a pint. Most of this combined nonsense has been on
the pretext of stopping binge drinking when anyone with half a brain knows that
the problem lies with supermarkets selling Alcohol.
Best Wishes Mike