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MPs ‘hope’ to pass Neighbourhood Planning Bill ahead of election

Pubs minister Andrew Percy has told parliament that the Government hopes to get the Neighbourhood Planning Bill (NPB) through before the assembly is dissolved ahead of the snap general election on 8 June.

Cheers: hopes are high for the completion of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill before the dissolution of parliament

Lewisham Council to review pub planning laws

25-Apr-2017 - Lewisham could become the third London borough to introduce an Article 4 direction – adding an extra layer of protection to pubs – after it agreed to review planning laws for the borough....

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.

Highways England will not compensate pub ‘closed by roadworks’

21-Apr-2017 - Highways England said it is under no obligation to compensate a pub in Cornwall "forced to close" by roadworks disruption.

Carrwood Catering closes Kelsall site

20-Apr-2017 - Carrwood Catering has closed the doors at its Lord Binning pub in Kelsall, Cheshire, after six years running the site.

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...

Campaigners launch crowdfunding scheme to buy heritage pub

19-Apr-2017 - A community group has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) heritage pub in Leeds.

Greene King plans 14 new Farmhouse Inns

13-Apr-2017 - Greene King will open 14 new Farmhouse Inns sites over the next 12 months and has already recruited 1,000 staff to fuel the expansion. 

March's done deals

06-Apr-2017 - A first-time buyer securing a recently refurbished site and a two-acre pub near Bosworth Battlefield are a part of our monthly roundup of the biggest and best pub sales.

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.

CAMRA fights to reopen last pub in Norwich suburb

03-Apr-2017 - Plans to turn a closed suburban Norwich pub into flats have faced strong opposition from the Norwich & Norfolk branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

Pub success: Going multiple

03-Apr-2017 - You’ve squeezed everything you can out of your site and are now ready to move on up and run a second site. What challenges await you on the journey to...

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.

PM Theresa May asked to help save Maidenhead pub

28-Mar-2017 - Campaigners have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to help save a pub in her Maidenhead constituency from closing.

BBPA concerns ‘addressed’ by latest amendment to permitted development rights

27-Mar-2017 - The Government’s latest proposal to change ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR) has “addressed concerns” that food-led pubs could have been disadvantaged under Lord Kennedy’s proposal, the British Beer and Pub Association...

UKIP MEP furious over plans to demolish listed Dudley pub

24-Mar-2017 - UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has accused developers NewRiver of “dirty tricks” after it lodged plans to demolish a Dudley pub.

Government supports amendment that protects pubs from change of use

24-Mar-2017 - The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the Government will support an amendment that will make it harder for big chains and developers to buy out individual...

MP shines spotlight on pub development laws

23-Mar-2017 - Simon Danczuk MP has asked a Government minister to clarify the effect permitted development rights have had on pub closures.

Best of the pubs on the market

23-Mar-2017 - From Sussex to Somerset, here's our monthly roundup of the best pubs available.

Pub success: Stepping up a gear

22-Mar-2017 - You’ve realised the dream and have the keys to your own pub. Now that you have your foot in the door, it’s time to think about how you can make...

Be At One talks multiple city sites as it opens second Leeds pub

16-Mar-2017 - Cocktail bar operator Be At One has acquired a second site in Leeds increasing its total number of sites to 32.

Calls for Newby to quit mount in protest outside PCA office

15-Mar-2017 - A group of tied-tenants renewed calls for the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to step down during a protest right outside the PCA’s head office in Birmingham on Wednesday.


Almost a third of pubs in England ‘exempt from rates payments’ from April

14-Mar-2017 - Almost 30% of pubs in England won’t pay any business rates over the next five years, starting from April 2017 when new property valuations come into force, according to figures...

Regional focus on... The Home Counties

13-Mar-2017 - The Home Counties offer a similar appeal to operators as London, but also offer something that little bit different to the capital. Here's a selection of the best pubs available...

All Southwark pubs given ‘extra layer of protection’ by council

10-Mar-2017 - Southwark Council has added an 'extra layer of protection' for 188 pub sites across the borough by altering a planning condition that had allowed developers to change the use of...