A pub industry body has called for “swift clarity” after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed there would be an immigrant registration system for EU nationals as part of the country’s move towards Brexit.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats has said the Government has left “thousands of pubs in the lurch” as research from the party revealed at least 4,500 pubs eligible for business rates relief are still awaiting payment, with a total of £4.54m still outstanding.
Controversy has stalked the pubs code at every stage. But one of the most confusing elements is licensees’ access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option. Here, we look at how this part of the legislation is progressing, or not, in some cases.
While banks and pubcos are predicting a monumental storm for the pub trade, CGA Strategy’s chief operating officer has said that despite the future looking incredibly challenging, "it’s not all doom and gloom".