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CVS calls for Government to publish rates relief payment schedule for pubs

The Government should publish a timetable on when pubs will get £25m worth of rates relief, a leading business rates and rents specialist firm has said.

Payment due: row over who is responsible for delay in pubs receiving rates relief ramps up

Special feature: The lessons of Upton Park

20-Jul-2017 - East End pubs around the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, lived and died by their claret and blue credentials, so it’s little wonder a year after West Ham upped sticks...

Free and easy: pros and cons of free-of tie leased pubs

10-Jul-2017 - The free-of-tie leased pub with the potential to buy at the end of the lease, is a deal gaining popularity across the country.

Bison Arms plans dropped despite raising £150,000 via crowdfunding

06-Jul-2017 - Campaigners trying to set up a new pub in Brighton have admitted defeat despite raising £150,000 through crowdfunding, attracting the support of local MP Caroline Lucas and gaining the backing...

Fifteen-year fight to reopen Walnut Tree pub succeeds

05-Jul-2017 - One of the UK’s longest-running battles to reopen a defunct village pub has finally succeeded.

Hippo Inns grows portfolio to 10 sites after £400,000 refurb

04-Jul-2017 - Pub group Hippo Inns will open its 10th pub next week after spending £400,000 to significantly refurbish the 2,927sq ft site in Twickenham.

What can publicans do if squatters come calling?

23-Jun-2017 - What can a pub do if travellers or squatters simply turn up and camp outside the premises? Any unlawful occupation can be distressing and stressful, but under common law the...

London Bridge pubs to receive 'discretionary' rates relief

20-Jun-2017 - Pubs affected by the police cordon that closed a large area of London Bridge and Borough Market following the terror attack on 3 June are being offered business rates relief...

CMA finds Heineken-Punch deal ‘reduces competition in 33 areas’

13-Jun-2017 - Heineken’s proposed acquisition of 1,900 Punch pubs “could reduce competition in 33 areas across Britain”, according to an initial investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

12-Jun-2017 - Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed...


Opinion: 50 ways to avoid an MRO

09-Jun-2017 - Last Saturday in my fifty first season in senior cricket, I was skippering the mighty Cookley Thirds in the Worcestershire League. 

New faces at NWTC and Loungers

09-Jun-2017 - New World Trading Company (NWTC) and Loungers reshuffle senior staff to boost growth.

ACV support for Somerset pub gathers pace

08-Jun-2017 - Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition, within a week, to support an asset of community value (ACV) application for a historic Somerset pub that is up for sale.

Redemption Brewery to open first pub

08-Jun-2017 - A North London brewer has taken its first step into pub operations and has strong plans to develop five more sites over the coming years.

Portfolio of 13 Stonegate-operated pubs sold to BlackRock

06-Jun-2017 - A collection of 13 pubs, operated by Stonegate on a leasehold basis, has been sold for £23m by Coffer Corporate Leisure to BlackRock.

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...

Community fails in bid to buy Leeds pub despite raising £130,000

05-Jun-2017 - A community group has failed in its bid to purchase iconic West Yorkshire pub the Cardigan Arms as the owner agrees a sale with another party.

PCA to examine claims pubcos ‘inhibit’ tenant access to MROs

02-Jun-2017 - The office of Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has approached industry bodies for evidence following concerns pubcos could be inhibiting tenant access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option.

Stonegate reopens iconic JDW site after investing £750,000

02-Jun-2017 - Stonegate has reopened former JD Wetherspoon (JDW) site Tally Ho in Finchley, north London, after a £750,000 investment.

Big pub deals in May

01-Jun-2017 - An Asset of Community Value (ACV)-listed pub previously closed for 18 months has been sold to new owners. That plus more in our roundup of the biggest pub sales from...

Confusion surrounds rates relief process leaving pubs in limbo

30-May-2017 - Pubs have been left in limbo after local authorities say they are still waiting for guidance from the Government on how to implement the £1,000 business rates discount promised in...

Battersea pub gains ACV status before planned demolition

25-May-2017 - A south London pub has been granted asset of community value (ACV) status less than a month after the owner notified Wandsworth Council it planned to demolish the site.

Wadworth targets 65 managed sites after £6.5m investment

24-May-2017 - Wadworth is looking to take its managed estate to 65 sites in the years ahead, The Morning Advertiser (MA) understands.

Zero Marston’s licensees have taken up MRO since pubs code started

19-May-2017 - No licensees in Marston’s sites have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option and gone free of tie since the pubs code took effect in July 2016.

Council reverses ACV decision for pub Co-op wants to demolish

18-May-2017 - A Sheffield pub that the Co-op wanted to demolish has been granted asset of community value (ACV) status.

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