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Jacques Borel: 'It is true and not unexpected that the government reaction has been negative'

Borel willing to withdraw alcohol from VAT cut demands

Jacques Borel has admitted that withdrawing alcohol from his fight to cut VAT may be a ‘realistic concession’.

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BrewDog to unveil 16 collaboration beers at craft festival

BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, will unveil 16 unique collaboration beers at its second annual craft festival on Saturday (25 October).

Government u-turn on pub closing times

New Government guidance has told councils they can consider zoning and staggering closing times, despite expressly advising against the policies 10 years earlier

Allergen legislation: New FSA resources available

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says it is confident that pub businesses will be ready for the introduction of the food allergen labelling legislation in December.

Police get new powers to close 'problem pubs'

New powers have come into force which make it easier for police and local authorities to force a pub to shut immediately and restrict access to the premises.

Swansea pub installs self-service bar so punters can pour their own pints

A Swansea licensee has installed a self-service bar in his pub, so customers can beat the queues and pour their own pints.

Arran Brewery sets up US venture

The isle of Arran Brewery has opened a company in the US to facilitate its imports into the country.

Spirit agrees to recommend revised Greene King bid to shareholders

Spirit Pub Company has announced that it is willing to recommend a revised takeover offer from Greene King of approximately 109.5p, which values the company at c£700m.

Enterprise tenant of the Pattenmakers Arms quits pub

The licensee of the Pattenmakers Arms in Derbyshire has handed her keys back to Enterprise Inns, seven months after reaching a new five-year agreement with the pubco.

BBPA launches new scheme for brewers to cut cost of packaging waste

Wells & Youngs and Hook Norton have signed up to a new packaging compliance scheme from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), to cut the cost of waste.

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