The UK street food market is now worth more than £1.2bn, according to eating and drinking-out experts at MCA.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are vying to take the reins of the Conservative Party and The Morning Advertiser looks at what this means for the on-trade.
In a nutshell, Hunt has never been absent on a vote relating to pub leases and in February 2016, voted in favour of establishing the office of the pubs code adjudicator.
However, in three previous parliamentary votes, he stood against requiring pubcos to offer tenants and leaseholders the market-rent-only (MRO) option, against a statutory code of practice for large pub companies offering free-of-tie options.
When it comes to Johnson, shortly after being appointed foreign secretary in 2016, the former Mayor of London and Brexit frontman was voted the politician most trusted to run a pub, with almost one fifth (22%) of those surveyed by YouGov on behalf of the Campaign of Real Ale (CAMRA)c claiming they would trust him with their business.
Most of Johnson’s recent engagement with the on-trade occurred while he was London Mayor between May 2008 and May 2016.
He has never been required to vote on demanding pubcos to offer rent-only leases in parliament, for example, and has generally voted for higher taxes on alcoholic drinks while pledging to review ‘sin taxes’ such as sugar if he becomes PM.
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