Legislation

Spring Statement: the sector will have to see how Philip Hammond's Budget affects pubs

Spring Budget unlikely to help pubs much

By Nicholas Robinson

Little of the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget will give respite to the pub trade, with leaders continuing to call for tax equality.

Not worth a punt: publicans run the risk of losing their licence if they are caught facilitating illegal gambling on their premises

Publicans hit hurdle with bets at the bar

By Robert Mann

In the build-up to the highly anticipated Cheltenham Festival next week (12 March), publicans are being warned it’s ‘odds-on’ that those operating as bookmakers without a licence will be caught.

Pub champ: Anne Main MP says a one-size-fits-all business rates model does not work for pubs in her district

A group of publicans has united against the rates system

By Emily Hawkins

Ahead of a parliamentary probe into the business rates system, The Morning Advertiser (MA) spoke to St Albans MP Anne Main about her work raising the concerns of the city’s publicans in Westminster.

Legislative timeline: what changes have passed through Parliament since The Morning Advertiser was founded 225 years ago

MA at 225

Putting the house in order

By Poppleston Allen

Specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen unravels legislative twists and turns affecting the pub trade in the past 225 years.

Rate debate: Save UK Pubs has voiced concerns over increases in pubs' rateable value

Pub rateable values increase ‘by up to 567%’

By Stuart Stone

Ahead of a Commons debate on beer taxation, research has found that a large number of operators have borne the brunt of huge increases in rateable value following 2017 reform.