Legislation

Unnecessary stress: Robin Wheeler speaks out over his experience with Marston's

Publican condemns Marston's over 'stress' of missing deposit

By Georgina Townshend

A publican has spoken out over the strain Marston's has caused him over his missing £5,000 deposit, and said that, based on his experience, it is "no wonder good operators are deserting the pub industry in droves”.

New role: MP Richard Harrington has confirmed he is the new minister for pubs policy

Do pubs have a new pubs code minister?

By Georgina Townshend

MP Richard Harrington has confirmed he is the new minister overlooking the pubs code, and said he is "listening very eagerly" to concerns.

Huge concerns: MP Adrian Bailey slams Paul Newby and pubcos

Pubs code adjudicator and pubcos slammed by MP

By Georgina Townshend

An MP has blasted the behaviour of pubcos and the work of the pubs code adjudicator in a Westminster Hall debate, calling for adjudicator Paul Newby to be replaced and for a tougher approach to legislation.

Cultural and economic assets: the Government has pledged to help protect Britain's music venues

Government backs 'agent of change' rollout

By Stuart Stone

The pub industry has reacted positively to the news that an agent-of-change principle, protecting the UK’s live music venues from property developers, has received Government backing and will be written into planning law.

Blue Monday: the Bucket List attempted to cheer people up with its fake parking tickets (Image: Google Maps)

Pub claims 'fake parking ticket' campaign was a success

By Georgina Townshend

A pub has apologised for any offence caused after it placed fake parking tickets on cars around the site advertising 50% off its new menu but claims although it was a "headache", it was also a success.

The last straw: the ALMR has encouraged pubs and bars to give up single-use plastic

Pub sector 'ready to lead the way' on reducing plastic waste

By Georgina Townshend

The pub sector is focused on reducing harmful plastic waste, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) said, as it encouraged businesses in the trade that have not yet phased out and single-use banned plastic straws to do so.

Fresh calls: a letter has been sent to Rachel Reeves MP over the CIArbs ruling on Paul Newby

Arbitrator's ruling prompts renewed calls to 'sack' Newby

By Georgina Townshend

The British Pub Confederation has written to Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee, asking her to "intervene and write to the Secretary of State", after the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators...