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'Unfair' rates rises set to cripple top pubs

Research into some of the UK’s leading operators has highlighted the “unfair and imbalanced nature” of the current business rates regime.

Breaking point: the ALMR looks at leading operators' tax rises

Pub closures predicted as business rates 'set to soar'

27-Jun-2017 - There will be a tsunami of pub closures if a promised rates discount payments scheme to protect them isn't extended, a leading specialist company predicts.

PRS licence reminder following pub ban

27-Jun-2017 - Operators are being warned to ensure they are fully licensed to play music in venues after one licensee was hit with a bill for £3,200 and banned from playing music.

Trade bodies remain positive over Government's DUP deal

26-Jun-2017 - The Government has reached an agreement with the Democratic Union Party (DUP), which will see the party back Theresa May’s minority Government, it was announced yesterday (26 June).

Theresa May tells EU workers ‘we want you to stay’ after detailing Brexit negotiations

26-Jun-2017 - Theresa May has detailed the UK’s offer on EU national's employment rights as part of Brexit negotiations yesterday (26 June), guaranteeing that none will be asked to leave at the...

BBPA's rally call leaflet sent to all MPs

26-Jun-2017 - Pub trade bosses have sent a leaflet to MPs setting out why beer and pubs matter so much to the UK economy this week.

Former beer group chair John Grogan MP 'delighted to be back'

23-Jun-2017 - The former chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) John Grogan, the MP for the Yorkshire constituency of Keighley, said he would be taking an interest in beer and...

Government praised for ‘positive’ rates relief push

23-Jun-2017 - The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued “clear guidance” to local authorities to help speed up the business rates relief  process for pubs after industry bodies repeatedly...

Plans to allow 3m EU workers to stay in UK post Brexit

23-Jun-2017 - Proposals to allow around 3m EU citizens living in the UK to remain in the country after Brexit were unveiled by the Prime Minister at a Brussels summit on Thursday...

National Pubwatch rewards four licensees for fighting crime and disorder

23-Jun-2017 - Four licensees have each received a National Pubwatch 'Star Award' for their role in fighting crime and disorder in the late-night economy.

Queen’s Speech promises ‘best possible’ Brexit deal

21-Jun-2017 - Brexit was at the heart of the Queen’s Speech (21 June), as she announced the Government’s priority to secure the “best possible deal” as the country prepares to leave the...

BBPA calls for robust transitional arrangements as Brexit talks begin

21-Jun-2017 - As Brexit talks began this week, The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has set out its stance on what are expected to be two years of complicated and difficult...

Stop using pubs as ‘cash cows’, reform business rates now, says ALMR

20-Jun-2017 - The Government should push ahead with a wholesale root and branch reform of the rates system that was promised at this year’s Spring Budget and during election campaigning, the Association...

A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban became a fact in England on 1 July 2007 with an unprecedented impact for pubs. But how has the trade changed in the past 10 years since...

CAMRA urges next government to ‘keep business rates pledge’

15-Jun-2017 - Ahead of the Queen’s Speech (due on Monday 19 June), the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on the Government to deliver on its manifesto pledges to review the...

Business confidence ‘dropped dramatically’ after election, reveals IOD poll

12-Jun-2017 - A poll of nearly 700 business leaders revealed that business confidence dropped dramatically following the general election on 8 June.

Special report

'We will not be defeated by terrorism' – Borough Market set to reopen

10-Jun-2017 - London Bridge, for the moment, has become an eerie, quiet place. Yes, people still walk around laughing and taking pictures, but there is a strong melancholic undertone as everyday business...

DUP deal ‘could be positive’ for hospitality trade

09-Jun-2017 - Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) hours after losing 12 seats in the general election, which left...

General Election 2017

'Pub champion’ Mulholland loses seat

09-Jun-2017 - Chair of the British Pub Confederation MP Greg Mulholland lost his Leeds North West seat in the general election, that has ended in a hung parliament that saw most pub...

General Election 2017

Pub agenda ‘must not be delayed’ by hung parliament

09-Jun-2017 - Leading figures in the pub industry have warned that progress on issues that affect pubs must not be delayed by the hung parliament election result.

Tim Farron reiterates rates pledge at pub campaign stop

07-Jun-2017 - The leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron has stopped off in a pub in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on the final day of campaigning before the general election tomorrow.

Hospitality wages '62p higher than national living wage'

07-Jun-2017 - The hospitality industry’s average hourly pay of workers outstrips the national living wage (NLW) by 62p, a global software provider for the leisure and hospitality industries has claimed.

General election 2017

General election 2017: manifesto round-up

06-Jun-2017 - With the snap general election just hours away (Thursday 8 June), The Morning Advertiser has summarised what each party has pledged for pubs.

Unite to protest over ‘low pay’ in hospitality at BHA conference

06-Jun-2017 - Trade union Unite has revealed it will take its campaign for better pay in the hospitality industry directly to the British Hospitality Association (BHA) by protesting outside the organisation’s annual...

Low MRO numbers caused by 'complex and convoluted procedures'

05-Jun-2017 - Billed as a ‘new dawn’ for tenants last July, take-up for the market-rent-only (MRO) option has proved slow ever since. What has gone wrong with this critical tenet of the...