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Marston’s buys Thwaites’ beer division

Marston’s has agreed to buy Daniel Thwaites’ beer division for £25.1m.

Carlsberg tells consumers to trust their tastebuds in new Export campaign

Carlsberg UK has launched an advertising campaign for Export on the back of consumer research that shows a preference for the taste of the bottled beer over its nearest rival, Stella Artois.

Michelin-starred chef Daniel Clifford buys Essex pub

Clifford, who is chef patron of acclaimed Cambridge eatery Midsummer House, bought the freehold of the Flitch of Bacon, in Little Dunmow, for £300k with an eye to re-opening it in under five months after a £500k refurbishment.

Pubs 'will lose out' in next business rate revaluation

Pubs and restaurants risk losing out in the 2017 rating revaluation as the Uniform Business Rate (UBR) is likely to be set at 50p in the pound, a property advisor has warned.

Sky Sports offenders face unlimited fines

Licensees that are convicted for dishonestly showing Sky Sports matches without a commercial agreement will now be subject to an unlimited fine that was previously capped at £5,000 per offence.

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Adjudicator for pubs code by May 2016

A pubs code adjudicator will be in place by May 2016 at the latest, the Government has confirmed.

Funding boost for communities looking to take over pubs

The Government has boosted funding available for community groups looking to take over local assets — including pubs — to the tune of £200,000.

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