Punch Taverns has defended its decision to help draft some of the letters sent by tenants to the Government in support of the pub company for the consultation into plans for a statutory code for pub companies.
The secretary of state of Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Eric Pickles has voiced his support for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), saying that he recognises the importance of pubs.
Snifter lifted many pints in celebration of the beer duty escalator scrap and a penny off a pint at the Westminster Arms last night, with none other than the Chancellor George Osborne (well, along with many others at the same party).
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BISC) report into the relationship between pubcos and tenants is set to be debated in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 December in the wake of the Government’s response this week.
The chairmen of two pub and beer groups for MPs, Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland and Conservative Nigel Griffiths, visited the National Brewery Centre in Burton, to back its bid to set up as a trust company.