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Cutting tourism VAT would be worth £4bn, campaigners tell Government

01-Aug-2014 - The Cut Tourism VAT campaign has presented a report to Government stressing how cutting VAT from 20 to 5% could boost the UK economy by £4bn and offer 120,000 jobs.

CAMRA predicts ‘huge spike in sales’ for Champion Beer winner

01-Aug-2014 - The Campaign for Real Ale says its Great British Beer Festival, which starts in less than two weeks, can provide a boost to business.

Marston's reality show to air next month

01-Aug-2014 - Channel 5 has filmed a programme based on the day-to-day lives of Marston’s employees.

Government planning reform proposals include changes to Article 4 directions

31-Jul-2014 - The Government is asking for views on its proposed reforms to the planning system.

More people squatting in pubs, security expert says

31-Jul-2014 - Authorities have been urged to take action against squatters targeting pubs.

Competition: Win tickets to see Arsenal v Man City in the FA Community Shield

31-Jul-2014 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is giving readers a chance to watch the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 10 August, courtesy of BT Sport.

EMRO and lnl should only be last resorts, ALMR tells Government

31-Jul-2014 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has demanded the Government only use late-night levies and Early Morning Restriction Orders as a “last resort”.

Star deal with Kimbo ‘will finally allow pubs to take on high street coffee chains’

31-Jul-2014 - Star Pubs & Bars has signed a “groundbreaking” deal with coffee supplier Kimbo.

Punch wishing tenants a Merry Christmas – in July

30-Jul-2014 - Summer is in full swing but Punch Taverns tenants are already being urged to think about Christmas.

Brighton's Rose Hill Tavern to keep its community asset status

30-Jul-2014 - A Brighton pub has retained its Asset of Community Value (ACV) status despite a challenge to have it delisted.

Campaigners fight to save former Beatles haunt

30-Jul-2014 - A Liverpool pub believed to be a regular haunt of the Beatles will be saved from demolition on the condition that a campaign group raises the funds to buy it by 1 November.

Nominate your Rising Star of the pub sector

30-Jul-2014 - A new initiative has been launched to find the next generation of sector leaders.

BT Sport announces Portuguese football coverage and signs up Paul Scholes

29-Jul-2014 - BT Sport has signed a deal for up to four exclusively live matches a week from the Portuguese Primeira Liga, taking the channels’ total to six European leagues.

Trade urged to back new blood cancer campaign

29-Jul-2014 - Yaser Martini, father of Margot Martini, who last year was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, has launched the ‘Just One More’ campaign with the Anthony Nolan Trust and Delete Blood Cancer UK.

Government refuses to create specific offence for assaulting a pub worker

29-Jul-2014 - A bid to create a specific offence of assaulting a worker selling alcohol has failed.

Regional cities rival London for pub openings

29-Jul-2014 - Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are starting to rival London for the rate of new pub openings, as cities continue to dominate new openings at the expense of towns and suburbs.

Greene King launches open days for prospective tenants

29-Jul-2014 - Greene King has launched a series of open days for prospective licensees at its headquarters.

Pubs raising £100m a year for charity

29-Jul-2014 - Pubs raised £100m for charity last year, according to the latest survey from PubAid.

Black Sheep Brewery teams up with cricketer Jason Gillespie to celebrate all things Yorkshire

29-Jul-2014 - Lovers of cricket and beer have raised a toast to an ongoing partnership between two Yorkshire icons with help from Jason “Dizzy” Gillespie.

Study shows parents unaware of underage drinking decline

28-Jul-2014 - More than nine in ten parents are not aware of the downturn in alcohol consumption by 11-15 year olds over the last decade, according to the Portman Group.

Drinking at home remains more popular than going out

28-Jul-2014 - New research shows that although there are still more people drinking at home than in the pub, the volume of alcohol being consumed at home has dropped 3% in the last five years.

Scheme to help struggling publicans gets £20k boost from Punch

28-Jul-2014 - Punch Taverns has pledged £20,000 to a Licensed Trade Charity scheme to provide vital home visits to people in difficult circumstances.

9,000 pubs now have Cask Marque accreditation

25-Jul-2014 - Cask Marque, the industry watchdog responsible for assessing the quality of cask ale, has accredited its 9,000th pub.

Fair Pint campaigner: 'IFBB have nothing to fear from pubs code if they practice what they preach'

25-Jul-2014 - The Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) this week described the Government's pubs code proposals as "an insult to the way we do business" . Fair Pint campaigner, Simon Clarke, says they have nothing to worry about if they are treating tenants fairly.

Beer sales in pubs up by highest rate this century, according to BBPA

25-Jul-2014 - Pubs have recorded their highest rate of quarterly growth in beer volume sales this century, the latest UK quarterly Beer Barometer from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.


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