The latest news and developments concerning the pub trade from our team of dedicated industry journalists
01-Aug-2014 - Two new studies have given support for minimum alcohol unit pricing, with one academic accusing the Government of a “lamentable failure to take action”.
01-Aug-2014 - Two Cheshire licensees have been convicted and fined for showing Sky Sports illegally in their pub.
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.
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.
01-Aug-2014 - Channel 5 has filmed a programme based on the day-to-day lives of Marston’s employees.
31-Jul-2014 - The Government is asking for views on its proposed reforms to the planning system.
31-Jul-2014 - Authorities have been urged to take action against squatters targeting pubs.
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.
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”.
31-Jul-2014 - Star Pubs & Bars has signed a “groundbreaking” deal with coffee supplier Kimbo.
30-Jul-2014 - Summer is in full swing but Punch Taverns tenants are already being urged to think about Christmas.
30-Jul-2014 - A Brighton pub has retained its Asset of Community Value (ACV) status despite a challenge to have it delisted.
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.
30-Jul-2014 - A new initiative has been launched to find the next generation of sector leaders.
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.
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.
29-Jul-2014 - A bid to create a specific offence of assaulting a worker selling alcohol has failed.
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.
29-Jul-2014 - Greene King has launched a series of open days for prospective licensees at its headquarters.
29-Jul-2014 - Pubs raised £100m for charity last year, according to the latest survey from PubAid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25-Jul-2014 - Cask Marque, the industry watchdog responsible for assessing the quality of cask ale, has accredited its 9,000th pub.
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