Legislation

Drop the Dram Duty: Latest polling shows broad disaffection with how the Government is dealing with the Scotch Whisky industry.

Scots call on Hammond to cut whisky duty

By Stuart Stone

New polling has revealed that more than two thirds of Scots want Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut whisky's “supertax” in this month’s budget.

Levy dismissed: Kingston Council has ruled out a late-night levy

Late-night levy thrown out by Kingston Council

By Helen Gilbert

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed a decision by Kingston Council to dismiss a possible late-night levy in the Royal borough.

Air rage: landlord Joseph Breslin scrawled religious hatred on armrest

Pub landlord sentenced for religious hatred on flight

By Stuart Stone

The former landlord of a group of south London pubs has avoided jail after admitting two charges of racial and religious aggravated harassment and one of religiously aggravated criminal damage while on board a flight in July.

Gaming machines: pubs could miss out

Pubs to lose out on gaming machine plans

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs could find themselves losing out on a valuable income stream if the Government presses ahead with its plans for fixed odds betting machines, trade associations have warned.

Newby: report to be published in weeks

PCA report on pubcos and MRO due in weeks

By Michelle Perrett

The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) will publish a report in the "coming weeks" on the outcome of an investigation into the actions of pubcos regarding the market-rent-only (MRO) option.