Lobbying 'has saved pub sector £120m this year'

By Rob Willock

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Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR, says lobbying has brought huge benefits to the sector
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR, says lobbying has brought huge benefits to the sector
Government lobbying saved the pub industry £120m in the first six months of 2014, according to the ALMR.

The figure, which was revealed at the association’s Dusk Til Dawn late night awards, is based on potential new costs to the industry that have been prevented, as well as cost reductions that have been won.

ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls told the PMA​: “We have essentially added up the cumulative benefit of our campaigning from Government impact assessments and consultation responses. There are two key components: first where the government quantifies the cost to the industry which would have been imposed if it had not changed its mind about proceeding with a measure, for example the abolition of personal licences; and second where it itemises the benefit the trade has received from positive Government interventions, such as business rate relief or World Cup licensing hours. We have also included a calculation where a local authority hasn’t proceeded with an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO), based on a conservative estimate of opportunity costs.”

The calculation also includes the effects of the beer duty cut and ending of the duty escalator.

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How strange you haven't heard about it

Posted by david,

My Conservative MP recognises it. Probably because it's an election loser.

But she is quite bright.

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No such thing

Posted by The way Forward,

David, not sure about what you are saying, just what is "bedroom tax"? Looked under all the taxation heading and could not find it!

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Correction

Posted by david,

She replied saying she would . .

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