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

25-Apr-2017 - 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...

General election will not delay business rates relief, says DCLG

25-Apr-2017 - Access to discretionary business rates relief payments for pubs will not be delayed by the snap general election, the DCLG has confirmed.

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....

Harry Redknapp: pub is a great place for scouting players

25-Apr-2017 - Legendary football manager Harry Redknapp talks to The Morning Advertiser about the BT Sport Pub Cup , pubs and Bacardi & Cokes, ahead of the inaugural tournament where he will present the  trophy. ...

Cornish Orchards unveils 330ml cans

25-Apr-2017 - Cornish Orchards has revealed three of its products in 330ml in a bid to enable licensees to maximise fridge space.

M&B targets younger 'drinkers' with new alcoholic popsicles

25-Apr-2017 - Mitchells & Butlers is hoping to attract younger consumers with a selection of ‘Instagrammable’ premium alcoholic popsicles.

Harvester targets vegans and vegetarians with new menu

25-Apr-2017 - Harvester, the Mitchells & Butlers-owned pub chain, is targeting vegan and vegetarian clientele with a new food offer, including its first-ever vegan dessert.

Food Hygiene Ratings now more important to consumers

25-Apr-2017 - Cleanliness and hygiene are major influences on where consumers choose to eat out, according to a report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Ei Publican Partnerships to ‘drive footfall’ through live music

24-Apr-2017 - To help drive customer numbers in pubs through music and connect publicans with “top talent”, Ei Publican Partnerships has signed an exclusive agreement with live music specialists Live & Loud.

Pubs code arbitrations up to 25

24-Apr-2017 - Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby has revealed that he has now made a total of 25 arbitrations since the pubs code came into force last year.

Don’t forget business rates pledges ahead of election, ALMR tells minister

24-Apr-2017 - The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called on the Government to “stick to its promises” for pub rates relief after communities secretary Sajid Javid said business rates reforms...

Heineken's £5m Old Mout campaign to boost pub sales

24-Apr-2017 - Heineken-owned Old Mout will pump £5m into a new marketing campaign to drive more people to the pub this summer.

Tom Kerridge and BrewDog top Telegraph’s food and drink 'power list'

24-Apr-2017 - Cheeky publican Tom Kerridge is the second biggest food influencer in the UK, according to the Telegraph’s Food Power List 2017, which recognises food and drink producers changing the way...

Bar staff insider: enjoying the summer

24-Apr-2017 - The sun is shining, the smell of barbecue is in the air and customers are flocking to the beer garden to enjoy the sun without sparing a thought for the...

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.

Brexit: BBPA backs calls for food inflation to be priority

21-Apr-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has backed calls for food inflation to be tackled urgently under Brexit negotiations.

Diageo remains committed to licensed trade in wake of Scottish job loss plans

21-Apr-2017 - Diageo has moved to reassure the pub trade that it remains committed to supplying “outstanding quality products” following news that it plans to cut 100 jobs across its Scottish operations.

Pub legislation could be scrapped due to general election

21-Apr-2017 - New laws impacting the pub sector could be delayed or scrapped as parliament is dissolved to make way for the general election on 8 June.  

FA Cup semi-finals dominate weekend of sport

21-Apr-2017 - Pub customers will have the chance to see four teams whittled down to two in the FA Cup this weekend, as well as some top-of-the-table European matches.

Pub openings: March / April 2017

21-Apr-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at openings and refurbishments across March and April 2017.

Fall in consumer demand for out-of-home breakfasts

21-Apr-2017 - The number of consumers choosing to eat breakfast outside the home on a daily basis has dropped by 11% since 2015, according to purchasing company Beacon.  

CAMRA reacts to reports of pubs ‘banning swearing’

21-Apr-2017 - Pubs should be “encouraging good behaviour” in pubs rather than opting for complete bans on those who swear, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has said.

Plea for Brits home and abroad to 'raise a glass' this St George’s Day

21-Apr-2017 - As St George’s Day celebrations commence up and down the country this weekend, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on Brits and UK ambassadors across the world to...

BrewDog launches Estonian bar as part of global expansion plans

21-Apr-2017 - As part of its “significant international expansion” plans, BrewDog has launched a new bar in Estonia this week, making it one of the country’s first dedicated craft beer venues.

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.

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