Johnson: wants trade bodies to spend time on the issue

Johnson calls for VAT-cut campaign

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Luke Johnson, the serial restaurant investor, has called on the whole hospitality industry to come together to campaign for a VAT cut.

Cable: letters from two pub lobby groups

Pub groups lobby Vince Cable

By Lesley Foottit

Two trade lobby groups have written to business secretary Vince Cable this week over instigating a full market review of the sector. Lib Dem MP Greg...

Simmonds: high praise

New BBPA boss hailed for lobbying work

By John Harrington

The new chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has been hailed as "one of the best trade lobbyists of all time".

Last man standing?

Last man standing?

By Matt Eley Matt

There is a definite sense of a changing of the guard at the industry's trade groups. Rob Hayward's departure from the British Beer & Pub...