Marcus Jones: Pace is

Minister puts pressure on local authorities over rate relief

By Michelle Perrett

Local authorities have come under pressure to provide rate relief to pubs after the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Communities and Local Government and ex-pubs minister Marcus Jones said the pace had “not been acceptable”.

Remarkable Punch publicans: pubs have a 'rosy future'


Outgoing Punch chief executive on the future for Punch pubs

By Claire Churchard

Following the news that Punch chief executive Duncan Garrood has decided to leave the business, after Patron completed its deal to buy the group's pubs, The Morning Advertiser gets the inside track on why he isn’t staying for the transition period...

Selective approach: leaked Government document suggests cut in EU low-skilled workers

Leaked document proposes curb on low-skilled EU migrants

By Georgina Townshend

New restrictions could be introduced by the Government to cut the number of low-skilled EU migrants working in the UK immediately after Brexit, according to a leaked Home Office paper obtained by The Guardian.

MRO concerns: evidence given to PCA was 'comprehensive', says PAS in letter to BBPA

PAS slams BBPA response to PCA's MRO report as ‘utter rubbish’

By Claire Churchard

The Pubs Advisory Service (PAS) has written an open letter criticising the response from the head of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) to a report providing evidence that pub companies are blocking tied tenants’ access to the market rent only...

Unreasonable condition: Barnet Council slammed for consultation on 'healthier catering commitment' accreditation

Barnet Council criticised for rates relief consultation

By Georgina Townshend

Barnet Borough Council has been criticised for its consultation on a new policy that would require pubs to have a 'healthier catering commitment' accreditation to be eligible for discretionary business rate relief.

Concerned: pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby vows to investigate MRO issues further

PCA to confront pub owning businesses over MRO blocking

By Claire Churchard

Pub-owning businesses (POBs) are blocking tied tenants’ access to the market rent only option (MRO) and going against the spirit of the pubs code, according to a report commissioned by the pubs code adjudicator’s office.