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Limited MRO take up across major pubcos

Only eight licensees have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option across five of the six pubcos governed by the pubs code since it came into force in July 2016.

Low pick-up: only a handful of licensees have taken the MRO option

UKIP wants to ‘restrict trading times’ for pubs

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced plans to “reduce the density of alcohol outlets and restrict trading times” for pubs and bars in its pre-election manifesto.

Licensee complains to Punch after debt collectors ‘steal’ property

A licensee has complained to the chief executive of Punch pubco, claiming her personal property was “stolen” last month by the representatives of a debt collection firm used by Punch.

Pubs heading for bumper bank holiday trade

Pubs are expected to receive an increase in trade of 25% as consumers decide to eat and drink out over the spring bank holiday weekend.

Pub ordered to close due to rodent infestation

A Lancashire pub was forced to close for three days by environmental health after rodent droppings were found throughout the site.

Molson Coors boss: Future of on-trade 'brighter than ever'

Taking on more responsibilty has seen Martyn Cozens react positively and he believes the future for the on-trade is brighter than it has ever been. Nicholas Robinson reports.

Young’s credits brunch and Sunday lunch offer for strong performance

The chief executive of pubco Young’s has claimed specific day-part offers have helped contribute to the group’s strong financial performance over the past year.

Greene King loses bingo licence appeal

The Court of Appeal has refused a Greene King application to have bingo in its pubs, after the court ruled in favour of the Gambling Commission.

£420,000 investment for Alchemist sites

The Alchemist has said it will temporarily close two of its sites in June as part of a full refurbishment.

Streatham pubs to showcase district’s diversity with mini plates offer

A record number of Streatham-based pubs have signed up to a five-day food festival to showcase the eclectic cuisine in the district.