Legislation

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.

Calling time on 'outdated rates': UKH and CAMRA want a Government enquiry into the current business rates system

‘Out of date’ rates system probe welcomed

By Stuart Stone

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and UKHospitality (UKH) have both welcomed the launch of an enquiry into the impact of the current business rates system.

Settled status: the Government has scrapped the fee EU citizens would have had to pay to stay in the UK after Brexit

Sector welcomes abolishing of EU ‘settled status’ fee

By Emily Hawkins

Prime Minister Theresa May has scrapped the fee millions of EU citizens would have had to pay to be able to continue living in the country after Brexit – a move that has been met with a sense of relief from the pub industry.

Call for reform: St Albans' MP Anne Main shared the concerns of pubs like the city's Six Bells

MPs call for reform of business rates system

By Emily Hawkins

St Albans’ MP Anne Main led the way in challenging the Government to reform the business rates system in a debate on the closure of Britain’s pubs in Parliament.