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Personal licence renewals abolished from 1 April

Publicans with personal licences expiring on or after 1 April 2015 will not need to apply for renewal, the Home Office has confirmed.

Government rejects bid to further strengthen ACV laws

The Government has rejected recommendations to further strengthen asset-of-community-value (ACV) planning laws, refuting claims that the nomination process is lengthy and complex.

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Consumers returning to pubs but home drinking still most popular

Almost two thirds of consumers have drunk at a pub or bar in the last month, compared to almost 8 in 10 that have drunk at home, new figures have revealed.

Enterprise welcomes Royal Assent for pubs code

Enterprise Inns has welcomed the granting of Royal Assent for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill yesterday, which enshrines in law the introduction of a pubs code and adjudicator.

Customer desire for wider range of vegetarian menu options growing

British diners are demanding more and more meat-free menu options from food and drink operators, new data reports.

Heston pub chef joins Lidl

The former head chef of Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head pub has become chef in residence for discount supermarket chain Lidl.

St Austell's Waterfront pub resurfaces a year after storm damage

Cornish brewer and pub operator St Austell has reopened the Waterfront Pub and Eating House on Plymouth seafront a year after fierce storms all but destroyed the venue.

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