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Pubs code arbitrations up to 25

Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby has revealed that he has now made a total of 25 arbitrations since the pubs code came into force last year.

'Good progress': Paul Newby has been clearing adjudication cases

Don’t forget business rates pledges ahead of election, ALMR tells minister

24-Apr-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called on the Government to “stick to its promises” for pub rates relief after communities secretary Sajid Javid said business rates reforms...

Deprived areas see greatest pub losses, finds study

21-Apr-2017 - The most socially deprived areas have seen the greatest loss of pubs in recent years, while supermarkets have flourished, a University of Sheffield study has found.

Pub legislation could be scrapped due to general election

21-Apr-2017 - New laws impacting the pub sector could be delayed or scrapped as parliament is dissolved to make way for the general election on 8 June.  

Mayor vows to protect London pubs after more than 1,000 lost

19-Apr-2017 - The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has vowed to help protect pubs in the capital from closing after more than 1,000 have been lost in the past 15 years.

Snap general election represents ‘opportunity’ for sector

19-Apr-2017 - Pub industry bodies have called the shock announcement of a snap general election on June 8 an “opportunity”, stating it will help highlight the key issues for the sector.

Pubs warned ‘watch out for duty cheats’ after rules tightened

19-Apr-2017 - The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has urged pubs to be vigilant when purchasing alcohol following the introduction of tougher wholesale registration rules.

Legal advice: Six things to think about when adding to your outdoor offer

19-Apr-2017 - With British Summertime under way and the days getting longer, hopefully, we should be in for some better weather and you may be considering using any external areas to take full...

Rates saving of £105m for Tesco as pubs see increases

18-Apr-2017 - Tesco is set for a substantial cut in business rates over the next five years, despite pubs across the country suffering a hike in rates.

Q&A on the new vaping laws

11-Apr-2017 - With new laws around selling e-cigarettes coming into force on 20 May, here is what licensees need to be aware of.

Introduce agent-of-change principle to ‘balance’ Licensing Act, say Lords

06-Apr-2017 - Proposals to change the Licensing Act have called for the inclusion of an agent-of-change principle to make licensing laws fairer for businesses and residents.

Pub industry calls for ‘firm proposals’ over suggested reprieve for EU workers to 2022

05-Apr-2017 - The Government needs to provide more “concrete plans” for EU migrants, say industry groups, following the announcement that EU nationals could be allowed to continue working in the UK for...

Lords’ licencing recommendations prompt industry caution

04-Apr-2017 - With a major overhaul of the Licensing Act proposed, industry groups have warned that recommendations made by the House of Lords around minimum pricing for alcohol should be approached with...

TV licence fine for Sussex landlord

04-Apr-2017 - The former operator of the Cock Inn in Southwater, West Sussex, has faced punitive charges totalling £370 for not having a TV licence.

Thousands of pubs’ business rates appeals ‘sitting in limbo’

03-Apr-2017 - Business rates appeals submitted by thousands of pubs from 2010 are still waiting for a hearing, despite a new tax regime having started on Saturday, it has been revealed. 

New factsheets and flowcharts to explain pubs code

03-Apr-2017 - Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby has released a series of documents to help tenants understand the code.

10 years since Welsh smoking ban

02-Apr-2017 - Ten-years-ago publicans in Wales were exceptionally nervous and uncertain about their future as the smoking ban came into force on April 2 2007.

EU migrant report could be used as ‘bargaining chip’ for pub trade

31-Mar-2017 - A British Hospitality Association (BHA) report on EU migrant employees published this week can help “strengthen our bargaining chip” in discussions with the Government, according to trade bodies.

Great Repeal Bill an ‘opportunity to help pub industry on taxes’

31-Mar-2017 - The Great Repeal Bill White Paper offers an opportunity to boost the pub sector with changes to beer tax, alcohol by volume (ABV), VAT, and to “reduce EU red tape”,...

CAMRA and APPPG urge pub developers to obey amended planning laws now

30-Mar-2017 - Plans to develop or convert any pub in England should be subject to a full planning application process from now onwards, according to a letter sent by the Campaign for...

‘Over-regulation’ fears on sugar guidelines

30-Mar-2017 - Public Health England (PHE) has issued guidelines to reduce the amount of sugar in pub meals.

BrewDog hits back at pub name debacle

29-Mar-2017 - BrewDog pleads “please don’t steal our trademarks” in a blog post following the dispute over a Birmingham pub name that left the brewer and pub operator criticised by consumers.

House of Commons pass Permitted Development Rights amendment

29-Mar-2017 - Members of Parliament and Industry groups have welcomed new proposals passed by the House of Commons yesterday to “protect” pubs from change of use and demolition.

Brexit: employers concerned as future of EU workers remains unclear

29-Mar-2017 - Article 50 will be triggered today and the official countdown to Britain leaving the EU will begin in earnest, but the detail that is worrying most who work in the pub trade is...

WSTA urges close relationship with EU as Article 50 trigger looms

29-Mar-2017 - The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has urged the Government to protect the British wine and spirits industry by maintaining a “special relationship” with Europe as Theresa May kicks...