Legislation

Challenges upheld: four out of 12 challenges made against Newby by licensees have been upheld

PCA has complaints against him upheld by CIArb

By Stuart Stone

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has upheld several challenges made by pub licensees against a member of its group and pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby.

Big challenges: industry experts will be grilled on the impact of Brexit on the food and drink sector

JDW and ALMR to be quizzed over Brexit food and drink inquiry

By Georgina Townshend

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published evidence submissions from industry insiders and trade bodies for the Brexit and the implications for UK business: processed food and drink inquiry.

Genuine concerns: the number of companies that have challenged their business rates has dropped

Number of business rates appeals 'drops 95%'

By Georgina Townshend

Figures show the amount of companies that have asked the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) for their business rates to be checked has dropped by 95% from seven years ago, according to rent and rates specialists Altus Group.

Spirit price rise: with Scotland set to introduce minimum unit pricing, will Wales follow and will English border towns become 'the new Calais'?

Minimum unit pricing not UK wide

By Poppleston Allen

The Supreme Court has backed the Scottish decision to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) but let’s consider how we got here and what’s next.

Protection proposal: draft London Plan aims to help pubs and night economy

Trade bodies welcome draft London Plan

By Georgina Townshend

Trade bodies have welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan's draft London Plan - which pledges to protect pubs and the night-time economy.

Shambles: big concerns have been raised over the reduction in VOA offices

Reduction in VOA offices will be a 'nightmare' for businesses

By Georgina Townshend

The Government's plan to reduce the number of Valuation Office Agency (VOA) offices has been described as a "shambles" that will be a "nightmare for businesses wanting to appeal their business rates", according to global property...