Legislation

Meetings planned: pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby will meet pubco chiefs in October

PCA responds to latest warnings over pubs code effectiveness

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby is set to gather more evidence on the effectiveness of the pubs code after compliance reports from the six big pubcos appeared to confirm earlier research showing "significiant barriers" faced by tied tenants.

Plastic policy: a Treasury consultation found strong public support to reduce wasteful plastics

Government moves forward with plastic tax

By Emily Hawkins

The Government will move forward with suggestions to use taxes to reduce wasteful single-use plastics, after a Treasury consultation found strong public support.

Digital businesses: There has been trade support for a Government suggestion that firms like Amazon could face a new tax

Support for tax on digital businesses

By Emily Hawkins

Trade organisation UKHospitality has said it hopes the Government will follow through on its suggestion that it might introduce a tax on digital businesses.

Unsung positives: what impact has the pubs code had on business development managers?

My Shout: unsung positives of the pubs code

By Yvonne Fraser

Yvonne Fraser, business development manager at pub operator and brewer Greene King, examines the unheralded changes brought about by the introduction of the pubs code.