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Pubs could face £10,000 fine over using illicit wholesalers

Pubs trading with illicit wholesalers could face a fine of up to £10,000, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned

Scrutiny: licensees will need to check wholesalers are registered

Food and drink industry supported by PM in Brexit speech

18-Jan-2017 - Industry bodies have welcomed Teresa May’s “recognition” of the value of the food and drink sector in her Brexit speech.  

Industry unites to lead battle for business rates reform

17-Jan-2017 - A unified front led by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and British Pub Confederation (BPC) chair, Greg Mulholland, is set to...

Trade bodies join forces against beer duty

16-Jan-2017 - Leading trade bodies have teamed up to campaign against beer duty ahead of the March Budget and are calling on MPs for support.

Percy pledges Government support for community pubs

16-Jan-2017 - Pubs minister Andrew Percy has called on UK pub companies and drinks manufacturers to support community pub movements, such as Pub is the Hub.


Mulholland looks to work with successor at Save the Pub Group

16-Jan-2017 - Outgoing chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group (APPSPG), Greg Mulholland, has said that he is looking to "work together" with the group's new chair, Toby Perkins -...

Proposed £1,000 a year levy for EU workers ‘toned down’ by No 10

13-Jan-2017 - The Government has “toned down” proposals to charge £1,000 a year to operators who employ EU workers in their business. 

Save the Pub Group

Industry calls on new Save the Pub chair for business rates support

13-Jan-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have called on the new chairman of Save the Pub Group for more support on business...

Pubs code

Cracking the pubs code - Is it working?

12-Jan-2017 - Since the launch of the pubs code, the opportunity for licensees to break away from their pub company has been on offer. But has the system been working to the...

Save the Pub Group

New Save the Pub Group chair plans to recruit new members

12-Jan-2017 - Greg Mulholland’s replacement as Save the Pub Group chair, Toby Perkins, has revealed his future plans with the group and made recruitment of new members his first step.

Save the Pub Group

Save the Pub Group: A Timeline

11-Jan-2017 - After the news yesterday (10 January) that MP Greg Mullholland was being replaced by Labour MP Toby Perkins as chairman of the All Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, The Morning...

Beer duty

BBPA calls for further beer duty cut at Budget

11-Jan-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Government to cut beer duty further at the March budget, following new report figures.

Pubs code

Newby's position to be debated in parliament

11-Jan-2017 - Outgoing chair of the Save the Pub Group, Greg Mulholland, has been granted a debate in the House of Commons on Paul Newby's position as pubs code adjudicator and the...

Save the Pub Group

Mulholland replaced as Save the Pub Group chair

10-Jan-2017 - Greg Mulholland has been replaced as chair of the Save the Pub Group by Labour MP Toby Perkins.


National Pubwatch Conference to celebrate 20 years of the organisation

09-Jan-2017 - The upcoming National Pubwatch Conference 2017 boasts a range of high-profile speakers, who will give their advice on a variety of subjects ranging from alcohol harm to gaming in pubs.

Crown stamps

UKIP MEP demands traditional stamps on UK pint glasses

09-Jan-2017 - The UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the West Midlands has called for the return of traditional British crown stamps on pint glasses. 


CAMRA calls for permanent measures to help pubs avoid closing

04-Jan-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called for permanent measures for pubs registered as assets of community value (ACV). 

Pubs code

Industry welcomes stocking rights clarification

23-Dec-2016 - The industry has responded positively to the recent announcement from the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) over stocking rights but said more clarification is needed. 


Home Office urges young people not to use passports as ID

22-Dec-2016 - The Home Office has urged students and young people not to use a passport to verify their age in pubs and clubs.

Pubs code

Industry campaigners blast PCA's pubs code clarification as 'unhelpful'

21-Dec-2016 - A bid by the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to clear up confusion around "stocking requirements" has been slammed by industry campaigners as "unhelpful". 


PCA Newby bids to 'draw a line' under conflict of interest concerns

20-Dec-2016 - The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) has published full details of his interest in Fleurets in a bid to "draw a line" under conflict of interest concerns.

2017 Predictions

2017 predictions: ALMR to focus on ‘employment challenges’ in hospitality sector

20-Dec-2016 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has claimed it will tackle “employment challenges” next year as further Brexit negotiations take place.  

Business rates

Restaurant and pub senior executives call on PM to help industry

19-Dec-2016 - More than 20 chief executives of restaurant and pub groups have urged the Prime Minister Theresa May to help the sector by considering a VAT cut, extending transitional relief on...


Mulholland accuses BBPA of misleading parliament

19-Dec-2016 - All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group chairman Greg Mulholland has made a stinging attack on the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) accusing it of misleading MPs in a vote...


Save the Pub Group fails to get change in planning law through Parliament

15-Dec-2016 - The Save The Pub Group's bid to scrap permitted development rights for pubs has failed to make it through Parliament.