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Call for reform: St Albans' MP Anne Main shared the concerns of pubs like the city's Six Bells

MPs call for reform of business rates system

By Emily Hawkins

St Albans’ MP Anne Main led the way in challenging the Government to reform the business rates system in a debate on the closure of Britain’s pubs in Parliament.

Business outlook: according to Christie & Co, a total of 47,000 pubs represents a 'sustainable equilibrium'

Closure of 1,000 pubs would create ‘sustainable equilibrium’

By Stuart Stone

According to specialist adviser Christie & Co’s Business Outlook 2019, the past 12 months could serve as a turning point for the British pub industry with more people than ever employed in the sector despite declining pub numbers.

Motion rejected: Theresa May's Brexit deal was spurned by more 200 MPs

No-deal Brexit spells 'disaster' for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Following the House of Commons’ rejection of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) said the prospect of a ‘no deal’ would be a disaster for the sector.

Tech upgrade: how could a 'smart' pub improve economic outcomes for your pub?

Building a ‘smart’ pub

By Stuart Stone

Improvements to efficiency through the introduction of new tech could have a positive impact on a pub’s trading and, ultimately, its market value