Confusing elements: controversy has stalked the pubs code at every stage

Spotlight: When is MRO not MRO?

By Michelle Perrett

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.

Hartlepool: The council rejects EMRO

Hartlepool Borough Council rejects EMRO

By Michelle Perrett

Hartlepool Borough Council has rejected an early-morning restriction order (EMRO), claiming there was ”insufficient evidence” to justify one.

Closures: CAMRA warns that thousands of pubs are set to shut down

Thousands more pubs will close, says CAMRA

By Michelle Perrett

The massive hike in business rates, resulting in raised prices of pints, will make many customers unable to afford to go to their local, according to The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Call for action: Kate Nicholls says there is a need for a new ministerial role to address issues in the trade

ALMR calls for hospitality minister

By Michelle Perrett

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on the Government to appoint a hospitality minister.