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New editor of the PMA revealed

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.

GENERAL ELECTION

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.

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.

FUTURE PUB CONFERENCE

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...

GENERAL ELECTION

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...

Conference

Beer Innovation Summit 2015: Speakers revealed

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

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.

Future Pub Conference

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...

CHARITY

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.

FUTURE PUB CONFERENCE

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.

CAMPAIGN Q&A

Q&A: ALMR and BII on supporting Drop the Duty campaign

02-Mar-2015 - The Drop the Duty campaign is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to cut alcohol duty by 2% in the forthcoming Budget. The campaign has recently been supported by both the...

Majority of firms support locally-set business rates

02-Mar-2015 - More than two-thirds of UK businesses agree that councils should be able to set business rates locally, a national poll has revealed.

Hospitality sector tops zero-hours contracts use

02-Mar-2015 - There are more people working on zero-hours contracts in the hospitality sector than any other industry, with 53% of companies making use of transitional and seasonal staff working on no...

Catford Bridge Tavern will still re-open following fire, confirms owner

02-Mar-2015 - The owner of a south-east London pub that was damaged by a fire last night said it plans to re-open the premises this year.

Brands

Beckham kicks off Haig Club London residency

02-Mar-2015 - David Beckham welcomed guests last night (1 March) to the first evening of the Haig Club residency in London - part of Diageo's plans to promote the single grain whisky...

CHARITY

JD Wetherspoon reaches £10m fundraising milestone

02-Mar-2015 - JD Wetherspoon has announced a fundraising milestone, after reaching £10m raised for its chosen charity CLIC Sargent.

Awards

BII to support the Beer Marketing Awards

27-Feb-2015 - The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has pledged its support for the Beer Marketing Awards, which aims to recognise and celebrate the brewers, marketeers and creative teams behind beer brands...

Report

Only 5% of Brits keen to try new drinks in 2015

27-Feb-2015 - Only 5% of British adults plan to try a new alcoholic drink in 2015, compared to 16% who want to experiment with different food, the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker has shown.

Norfolk pub re-opens with bakery and community cafe

27-Feb-2015 - A village pub dating back to the 13th century has re-opened its doors with a bakery and community cafe following an 18-month closure.

Entertainment

Birmingham pub gets trade bounce from new Quiz Nights show

26-Feb-2015 - A Birmingham pub has reported an uplift in trade for its weekly quiz after featuring in the new Sky One reality show Quiz Nights.

Home Office rules out locally-set licence fees

26-Feb-2015 - The Government has decided not to introduce locally-set licensing fees, one year after launching a consultation on the move.

READER SURVEY

Run a pub? Take our survey on General Election voting intentions

26-Feb-2015 - The 2015 General Election is only a matter of weeks away. MPs of all political colours are desperate to be seen as pub-friendly and keen supporters of the 'Great British...

Pubs enjoy a happy Christmas with food and drink sales up

26-Feb-2015 - A total of 165 million visits were made to pubs, bars and clubs over the festive period - an increase of 15 million from the previous year - with total food and...