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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.

The Commencement Order for the Deregulation Act 2015 was today laid before Parliament

Social media training rolled out to Greene King tenants

27-Mar-2015 - A programme of social media marketing training has been rolled out to support Greene King tenants and lessees.

Enterprise welcomes Royal Assent for pubs code

27-Mar-2015 - 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.

Enterprise roadshows attract record number of visitors

26-Mar-2015 - Enterprise Inns’ 2015 roadshows have been hailed a resounding success, after the six events attracted publicans and managers from more than 40% of the pub company’s estate.


Willock's Way: The top ten editorials

25-Mar-2015 - The very best of three years of editorials from the out-going editor - covering everything from pubcos, to VAT, to hoppy beer to the health lobby.

Drinks industry alcohol unit pledge 'flawed', researchers claim

25-Mar-2015 - Researchers at the University of Sheffield have questioned the drinks industry’s assurance that it is on target to remove a billion units of alcohol from the market by December of...

Brighton pub to keep its ACV status

25-Mar-2015 - A Brighton pub has retained its status as an asset of community value (ACV), after winning a rare tribunal hearing against the owner of the property.

Pubs code gets final approval in Parliament

25-Mar-2015 - The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been passed by Parliament, without further amendment.

Easter "Chotch" egg launched

25-Mar-2015 - Pub caterers wanting ideas for a seasonal twist on bar snack the Scotch Egg, can take inspiration from Fortnum & Mason’s new gourmet chocolate Scotch egg.


Pub operators celebrate success in Development Chef Awards 2015

25-Mar-2015 - Five pub companies have been recognised for the quality of their food offers in Restaurant's Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015.


Sky Sports wins rights to Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

25-Mar-2015 - Sky Sports has been awarded exclusive live rights to ‘the fight of the century’ - the welterweight world championship unification clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Cask Matters launches beer training programme

25-Mar-2015 - A new cask beer e-learning programme targeted at staff in the hospitality industry has been launched to boost the quality of the drink.

Pub minimum wage offenders named and shamed

24-Mar-2015 - Scottish leisure operator G1 Group and a number of pubs have been named and shamed by the Government in a list of employers who failed to pay their workers minimum...

Budget 2015: Publicans give lukewarm response

24-Mar-2015 - Licensees have given last week’s Budget a lukewarm reception with a number claiming the headline-grabbing cut in beer duty was unhelpful and support in other areas would have been more...


Pub shortlisted for responsible business award

23-Mar-2015 - A Cheshire pub has been shortlisted for a Parliamentary award that recognises the most responsible businesses.

Pub is the Hub secures £100k funding

23-Mar-2015 - Pub is the Hub has secured a £100,000 injection of funding from the Government for its Community Services Fund that will go directly to pubs that are looking to diversify.


Brighton live music venue petition set for council debate

23-Mar-2015 - Brighton’s music scene has launched a campaign to fight back against the closure of the city’s venues and pubs.

Leisure Tracker

Drinking out spend recovers in February

23-Mar-2015 - Spend on drinking out shot back up in February with a 13% increase on the previous month, according to the Greene King Leisure Tracker.


CAMRA celebrates pub campaign wins

23-Mar-2015 - Members of the Campaign for Real Ale are being urged to visit their local asset of community value-listed pubs to celebrate Community Pubs Day – a new national event to...


Community Pubs Day: Kris Hopkins on pubs

23-Mar-2015 - The Publican's Morning Advertiser caught up with community pubs minister Kris Hopkins during the Publican Awards 2015 judging day.

SIBA Business Awards winners revealed

20-Mar-2015 - Hawkshead Brewery has been named Brewery Business of the Year at the Society of Independent of Independent Brewers’ BeerX event in Sheffield.

'Oldest pub in London' celebrates 600th anniversary

20-Mar-2015 - A north London pub, thought to be the oldest surviving boozer in London, has organised a raft of creative events to celebrate its 600th anniversary.

Scottish pubs suffer as tougher drink driving laws bite

20-Mar-2015 - The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has urged the Government to do more to support pubs north of the border, following a survey that reveals two thirds of outlets have suffered...

‘Mulholland’s Law’ beer served in Parliament to celebrate MRO campaign win

19-Mar-2015 - A special beer has been unveiled in the House of Commons to celebrate the government agreeing to introduce a market-rent-only (MRO) option in the pubs code.


SIBA unveils best beer winners

19-Mar-2015 - Brass Castle, St Austell and Wild Beer Company were the top breweries awarded by the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) at its National Beer Competition 2015.