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House of Lords report calls for introduction of minimum unit pricing

The House of Lords has recommended tighter regulation on the consumption of alcohol, including introducing minimum unit pricing, a variable tax rate in line with alcoholic strength and mandatory rules on alcohol labelling.

The Lords' report recommends the introduction of minimum unit pricing

St Austell sells 28.8m pints in a year

06-Mar-2015 - St Austell Brewery, the Cornish brewer and pub operator, sold a record 100,000 barrels - the equivalent of 28.8m pints – of its beers in the past year.

Brighton pub wins licence review battle

06-Mar-2015 - A Brighton pub is celebrating winning a battle to keep its opening hours, after police took it to review for not trading like a restaurant.

Government watchdog launches inquiry into online review sites

05-Mar-2015 - Publicans are being urged to share their views on the use of online review websites like TripAdvisor as part of a government-backed probe on the impact of the sites.

Foreign Satellite

Premier League takes action against Scottish pubs over illegal broadcasts

05-Mar-2015 - The Premier League has commenced legal action against a number of Scottish pubs which have made unauthorised foreign broadcasts of its matches.


Publicans urged to check licences ahead of British Summertime

05-Mar-2015 - Publicans are being urged to check their premises licence ahead of the clock change at the end of March or risk losing an hour’s trade.

Pub library gains support from Fifty Shades of Grey author

05-Mar-2015 - A Liverpool pub has opened its own library and community centre after launching an appeal to locals for any unwanted books.

Two more pubs issued Article 4 Directions

05-Mar-2015 - The Chesham Arms in Hackney, east London, and The Wellington in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, are the latest pubs to be issued immediate Article 4 Directions, following long-standing campaigning from locals.

Cheshire police slammed for 'disgraceful' evidence in licence reviews

05-Mar-2015 - Publicans in Warrington, Cheshire, have escaped revocations of their licences after it was found police presented contradictory and misleading evidence at review hearings.

Tim Bacon scoops top prize at Retailers' Retailer of the Year Awards

05-Mar-2015 - Tim Bacon, the driving force behind the continued growth, evolution and success of Living Ventures Group, has been singled out by his peers as the stand-out individual in the eating-out...


Brakspear tenants' survey reveals positive results

05-Mar-2015 - More than nine out of 10 Brakspear tenants (92%) would renew their agreement with the company, according to the pub operator’s survey of its tenants.

Future Pub Conference

Tom Kerridge: 'Food-led pubs with personality the future'

04-Mar-2015 - “The future of pubs will be food-led,” claims Tom Kerridge, owner of three-time Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropubs winning pub the Hand & Flowers, in Marlow.


Beer Innovation Summit 2015: Speakers revealed

04-Mar-2015 - A number of exciting speakers for next month’s Beer Innovation Summit have been revealed.

Future Pub Conference

Pubs will 'reinvent their mojo' to achieve future success

04-Mar-2015 - Future pub market growth will come as pubs “reinvent their mojo” and increasingly meet the needs of a wider range of customers.

Hospitality businesses form the majority of start-ups and remain optimistic about the future

04-Mar-2015 - Hospitality businesses form the majority of young enterprises in the UK and are more optimistic about future prospects than the wider business community, according to research released yesterday (3 March)...

People News

New editor of the PMA revealed

04-Mar-2015 - The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is pleased to announce the identity of its new editor – Ed Bedington.

David Cameron hints at third beer duty cut

04-Mar-2015 - David Cameron has hinted that the Chancellor will announce a third beer duty cut in the upcoming Budget.


Pub hosting election debates sees trade hike

04-Mar-2015 - A publican committed to bringing politicians to the people said trade increased by 3,000% after he hosted the first in a series of hustings-style debates ahead of the general election.


Pub industry 'could be nationalised by 2020'

04-Mar-2015 - The pub industry could be “on its way to nationalisation by 2020” if anti-pubco campaigners continue to lobby for more statutory regulation, a research fellow at the Institute of Economic...


CAMRA election manifesto signed by 500 candidates

04-Mar-2015 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has claimed that the title of the ‘Most Pro-Pub' political party is “looking like a three-horse race”, after more than 100 candidates from each...

Kris Hopkins launches Community Pubs Day

04-Mar-2015 - Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a national day of celebration for all pubs listed as assets of community value.

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Dry bar founder tells operators alcohol-free trend 'is here to stay'

03-Mar-2015 - Peoples’ relationship with alcohol has changed and the pub operators of the future will need to adapt their businesses to cater for it, according to Catherine Salway, founder of dry...


Greene King supports Dementia Friends initiative

03-Mar-2015 - Greene King has pledged its support for the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative, by encouraging more than 1,000 of its employees to sign up by the end of March.


Alcohol 'not a priority' in pubs for Generation Z

03-Mar-2015 - Licensees that concentrate on creating an environment that attracts the next generation of pub-goers will reap the rewards, research suggests.

Former chef to Prince Charles buys pub lease

03-Mar-2015 - The former head chef to the Prince of Wales has promised to serve up food fit for royalty after taking over the Duchy Arms in Kennington, London.