Legislation

High street saviour: a varied night-time economy could help 'the beleaguered high street'

Pubs, bars and restaurants 'will save the high street'

By Stuart Stone

A new study by the Local Government Information Unit and the Portman Group has revealed that 92% of councils believe that the night-time economy can prevent the decline of high street retail.

Transparent data: pubcos regulated by the pubs code have started publishing monthly figures on responses to MRO-applications

Pubs code data published by BBPA

By Emily Hawkins

Pubcos regulated by the pubs code have started publishing monthly data on the numbers of market rent only (MRO) notices issued, conversion rates into MRO agreements and other trends.

A question of priorities: Jake Berry at the pump with Keith Murray, licensee of Star Pubs & Bars' Woolpack

Exclusive Q&A with pubs minister Jake Berry

By Claire Churchard

When The Morning Advertiser met pubs minister Jake Berry in a pub in Lancashire to ask him about his priorities for the sector, this is what the Rossendale & Darwen MP had to say