Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.
Freeze on alcohol duties and business rates on pubs with rateable value under £51,000 abolished. Plus, national living wage to rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024. Here is a blow-by-blow account of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's first Budget.
Ahead of The Publican Awards 2020 at London’s Battersea Evolution on 4 March, drinks giant Diageo has announced that it will be treating guests to on-draft Passion Fruit and Espresso Martinis alongside a selection of off-piste Johnnie Walker serves.