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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.

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.

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.

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...

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.