Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has urged critics of his office to “put hostility aside” and meet with him for “a constructive discussion”.
23-Feb-2017 - Communities minister Sajid Javid has told MPs that he will work with the Chancellor to provide “further support” for businesses worst hit by rate rises due in April.
23-Feb-2017 - JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has hit out at the Government’s upcoming business rates rises and tax inequality, which will see his pubco hit with a bill of millions.
23-Feb-2017 - Liberal Democrat MP and pub campaigner Greg Mulholland has tabled an early day motion (EDM) calling for the Government to take action to cap controversial business rates rises for pubs...
23-Feb-2017 - Increasing food and drink prices, as well as business rates revaluations, pose immediate threats to on-trade growth this year, new research shows.
22-Feb-2017 - BT Sport will not raise the prices of its subscription packages when the new business rates are announced in April, the broadcaster has confirmed.
22-Feb-2017 - More than 100 young people will challenge their local MPs' hospitality skills at the Apprenticeship Showcase next month (March).
22-Feb-2017 - Trade leaders have teamed up to call on the Government for “immediate business rates relief” for pubs and restaurants ahead of the Budget next month (March).
21-Feb-2017 - Ei Group plc, the pubco formally known as Enterprise Inns, has teamed up with business rates experts to offer its licensees no-win-no-fee rates advice.
20-Feb-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has criticised claims that the media is peddling mistruths about business rates changes.
16-Feb-2017 - Several pubs have been named and shamed for underpaying their staff the national minimum or living wage.
16-Feb-2017 - High business rates have contributed to one in five pub closures in England and Wales over the past six years, an exclusive BBC Radio 4 investigation has claimed.
15-Feb-2017 - More than 50 breweries have now signed up to a campaign to improve the discount on beer duty for small brewers, known as small breweries relief (SBR).
14-Feb-2017 - Manchester brewery Joseph Holt has added its voice to growing calls from the pub industry to reduce the beer tax in the Government’s 8 March Budget.
14-Feb-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has reiterated its calls for transitional business rate relief for pubs after online retailer Amazon was given a business rates cut.
13-Feb-2017 - The UKIP MEP for the West Midlands has thrown his support behind the Association of Licenses Multiple Retailers' (ALMR) appeal for transitional relief to help with business rates rises.
13-Feb-2017 - Pubs are in danger of being 'paralysed' by new business rates, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned after writing to the Chancellor calling for rates reform.
09-Feb-2017 - Andrew Percy, the pubs minister, has said it is possible the Government may bow to industry pressure and cut beer duty in March's Budget.
08-Feb-2017 - Heineken’s proposed deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs will not act as an immediate blanket trigger for all the tenants to be able to request the market-rent-only (MRO) option, according to...
08-Feb-2017 - The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on pub giant Heineken for assurances on the affect the takeover of 1,900 Punch pubs would have on its members.
07-Feb-2017 - Machine income has risen for Star Pubs & Bars by 3% in the past 12 months making it the only leased pub company whose pubs have grown machine income year on year.
07-Feb-2017 - This week's bar talk looks at how the Brexit result of the EU referendum has affected trade six months on.
06-Feb-2017 - Our legal experts tackle your questions on the basics of a late-night levy and obtaining a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for sporting events.
02-Feb-2017 - Pub wages in London now outstrip the national living wage (NLW), new research from Catton Hospitality has revealed.
30-Jan-2017 - The industry has welcomed the second phase of the local alcohol action areas (LAAAs) programme aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm, crime and disorder, which the Home Office said costs England...