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Home Office rules out locally-set licence fees

The Government has decided not to introduce locally-set licensing fees, one year after launching a consultation on the move.

Run a pub? Take our survey on General Election voting intentions

The 2015 General Election is only a matter of weeks away. MPs of all political colours are desperate to be seen as pub-friendly and keen supporters of the 'Great British Pub'. But who will you give your vote to?


CAMRA must take action on sexism

Despite spending almost my entire career as a champion of beer and pubs I am not, nor ever have been, a member of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

BrewDog launches gluten-free beer

BrewDog has launched its first gluten-free beer, which drinkers can order by sticking two fingers up in a ‘V’ sign at the bar.

PICA-Service report shows self-regulation 'is working'

Pub industry self-regulation is not dead — far from it. That is the message from Pub Governing Body (PGB) chairman Sir Peter Luff MP following the publication of the PICA-Service (PICAS) annual report.

Pubs enjoy a happy Christmas with food and drink sales up

A total of 165 million visits were made to pubs, bars and clubs over the festive period - an increase of 15 million from the previous year - with total food and drink sales up 2% on the 2013 period.

Cheltenham nightclub boss jailed for VAT fraud

A nightclub director from Cheltenham who submitted false invoices in an attempt to steal almost £40,000 in VAT has been jailed for eight months, following an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

BT Sport signs Serie A TV football deal

BT Sport has secured the TV rights for Serie A Italian football for another three years.