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Significant promise: Labour pledged to reform business rates in its manifesto (Ingus Kruklitis)

GENERAL ELECTION 2024

Lookback at Labour's pledges during election campaign

By Rebecca Weller

After the nation elected Keir Starmer as Prime Minister, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked back on the pledges made by the Labour Party during the election campaign.

Work to be done: business administrations have risen (credit: Getty/okeyphotos)

NTIA: new Gov must stop rise in administrations

By Gary Lloyd

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has demanded the incoming Government take action after research showed there has been a 16% surge in business administrations so far this year.

General election: Who will we see in Downing Street?

GENERAL ELECTION 2024

Pub operators' thoughts ahead of general election

By Rebecca Weller

Ahead of the general election tomorrow (Thursday 4 July) the Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked at operator opinions on the fate of the nation's pubs.

Disappointed: Interest rates held for seventh consecutive time (Credit:Getty/MicroStockHub)

UKH: rates should be cut as inflation falls

By Rebecca Weller

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has shared its “disappointment” at interest rates being held for a seventh consecutive time despite easing inflation.

NTIA demand: Michael Kills fears the UK night-time economy risks falling behind (credit: Getty/Marco_Piunti)

NTIA wants dedicated minister for night-time economy

By Gary Lloyd

The UK must follow the lead of world-leading cities in appointing a night-time economy minister to safeguard the future of nightlife, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Pub companies' digital approaches to help tenants understand the pubs code

OPINION

Digital solutions to new tenant information

By Fiona Dickie, pubs code adjudicator

The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) is encouraged by pub company plans to use digital approaches to increase tenant understanding of their pub code rights and provide them with the information they are entitled to under the pubs code.

Votes are up for grabs: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin talks about some of the general election manifestos (credit: Getty/Adam Webb)

What will each political party do for pubs?

By Gary Lloyd

With the general election less than three weeks away, political parties have got put forward policies to help the on-trade if they want votes from the sector.

Business proposals: the Night-Time Industries Association has called on the new Government for various support options (image: Getty/John M Lund Photography Inc)

NTIA urges parties to prioritise night-time economy

By Nikkie Thatcher

Political parties need to recognise the importance of the night-time economy through the implementation of a national strategy and appointment of dedicated leadership within central Government, one trade body has urged.

Heart of the debate: UKH introduces election toolkit (Pictured: Kate Nicholls)

UKH launches election toolkit

By Rebecca Weller

UKHospitality (UKH) has launched an election toolkit for businesses to share key asks from Parliament ahead of the general election on Thursday 4 July.

Priority: cost burden's need rebalancing as vacancies rise (Credit:Getty/Charday Penn)

Vacancies up 15% on pre-pandemic levels

By Rebecca Weller

Rebalancing cost burdens across the hospitality sector needs to be a “priority” as vacancies remain stubbornly above pre-pandemic levels.

Economic ambitions: Voices from across the sector share their thoughts as the UK exits recession (Credit:Getty/Richard Drury)

Trade reacts as UK exits recession

By Rebecca Weller

Industry leaders have shared hope stronger than expected economic growth will boost consumer confidence, though some warned the sector is still facing “challenges”.

Time to change: hospitality sites will not have mandatory conditions to recycle drinks packaging (credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

Trade bodies welcome DRS delay to October 2027

By Gary Lloyd

On-trade venues will not be forced to become mandatory return points in the controversial Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which has been pushed back for introduction in October 2027.

System overhaul: business rates, VAT and employer costs must be reduced says SLTA MD Colin Wilkinson

Sector is being priced ‘out of existence’

By Gary Lloyd

Hospitality is being priced out of existence as sites “go to the wall” every week, according to trade bodies representing businesses across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Must protect pubs: Scotland Small Business Minister Richard Lochhead (credit: Scottish Government)

Mixed reaction to Scottish pubs code move

By Gary Lloyd

CAMRA and the SLTA have welcomed a move by the Scottish Government that will see the introduction of a Scottish pubs code from 7 October, if ratified, while the SBPA has expressed disappointment.

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