2009: Mulholland sets up the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group in a bid to form a campaigning group of “pro-pub” MPs to address the “wave” of pub closures.
2011: Mulholland is voted one of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) top 40 Campaigners of all time by its members.
2013: The Beer Duty Escalator is scrapped in the Autumn Budget as the group works closely with the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB).
Fair Deal for your Local campaigning is born to oppose the “unfair pubco model” that exposed pubs to more risk of closing than freehouses. The group campaigned to introduce a “free tie option” for pubs. Many more MPs backed the campaign, which received great support.
2014: In October, the group set up a lobbying campaign of MPs in Parliament to include the market-rent-only (MRO) option for pubs. In November, the group wins a “sensational” victory in the House of Lords.
2015: MRO comes into law in March. In December, the British Pub Confederation is formed, of which Mulholland is chair.
2016: In December 2016 the group fails to add a new clause to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, which would have required planning permission to demolish pubs or convert them into other venues. The amendment was defeated, with 274 MPs voting against the change and 161 in favour.
2017: Greg Mulholland replaced by Labour MP Toby Perkins as chairman.
Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland congratulates Toby Perkins on being elected as the new chairman of Save the Pub Group, while he concentrates on the “more important” role of chairing the British Pub Confederation.
Paul Newby’s position as the pub’s code adjudicator and implementation of the code is to be discussed by MP Greg Mulholland in the House of Commons.
Pub campaigners form the British Pub Confederation to ensure pubs and operators have a “powerful, united voice” in campaigning and lobbying the Government. Greg Mulholland, chair of the group, focuses on the reform of the tied model for pubs.
Greg Mulholland speaks to The Morning Advertiser in a lengthy interview on the controversial market-rent-only (MRO) option and his battle for pubs to gain asset of community value (ACV) status.
The campaign group fails to scrap permitted development rights in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. The group put forward an amendment to the planning proposals, which would have given more protection to pubs.