It’s no mean feat being a licensee these days. Rising competition, thanks to the growth in off trade, has seen the number of UK pubs and bars fall to a record low in twenty years. And now, there’s a new obstacle dangling from the optics. Three major brewers have announced wholesale price increases on beer, as reported in The Publican’s Morning Advertiser. Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg UK have all announced a rise in prices, which will take effect from early 2015.

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