Mulholland: EDM calls on Government to help struggling publicans

By Michelle Perrett

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: All-party parliamentary save, Democracy, Separation of powers

Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland has launched an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling on the Government to address the issue of struggling publicans.

Pro-pub campaigner Mulholland, who is also chair the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, has criticised Enterprise Inns chief executive Ted Tuppen in the EDM for taking £1.22m in pay and bonuses in 2010 as Enterprise’s share price dropped.

In the EDM he calls on on "the Government to address the existing pubco business model which allows top bosses like Mr Tuppen to be rewarded for failure at their companies in the form of excessive pay and bonuses while thousands of tied publicans face financial ruin, struggling to survive on less than 15,000 per year because of ruthless exploitation of a position of power."

Related topics: Legislation

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