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Statutory code: Amendment seeks to exempt pubcos that invest from MRO

Pub companies may be exempt from having to offer a market-rent-only option if they significantly invest in a tenant’s pub, following a proposed amendment to the Small Business Bill.

Fleurets: Being an ‘asset of community value’ is not an advantage

Last month the Campaign for Real Ale revealed that 600 pubs had been labelled assets of community value and this week the Government pledged to tighten planning regulations around ACV-listed pubs . But how does the listing affect the sale of a pub? Simon Hall, director and head of pubs at...

Majority of drivers favour tougher drink driving limit

British drivers want to see tougher drink driving limits and more severe punishments, a new survey suggests.

Maclay Group placed into administration

Scottish pub and bar operator, the Maclay Group has been placed into administration after the company’s directors admitted failing to find a “strategic solution to the financial pressures facing the business”.

Bulldog wants a bigger bite of the market

The new backer of coaching inns chain Bulldog Hotel Group has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report that the company would look at group acquisitions as it seeks to double in size by 2020 “but hopefully sooner”.

Pubs’ prompt to apply for government growth vouchers

Pubs are being reminded to apply for the chance to claim up to £2,000 worth of subsidised specialist business advice before March’s deadline.

Spirit's new lease deal 'offers lower-risk option' for landlords and tenants

Spirit Leased’s new turnover-based rent deal has been praised by one operator who says it offers a mutually beneficial and lower-risk option for both landlords and tenants.

Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015: winner’s reaction

The chef/patron of the top pub in the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards has spoken of his delight on winning the award.

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