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Industry bigwigs rush to be seen with the pub trade's new poster boy

Sinking pints with the Chancellor and beer industry bigwigs

By Snifter

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).

Beer tie debate heads to Parliament

Pubco/tenant relationship heads for Parliamentary debate

By Michelle Perrett

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.

Trip: Griffiths, Mulholland and centre manager Paula White

Groups back National Brewery Centre bid

By Michelle Perrett

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.

Mulholland: wants action on pubcos

Enterprise defends tenants’ treatment

Enterprise Inns has defended its treatment of tenants after new figures show 17 of the 30 “serious” licensee complaints against pubcos to a group of MPs were from Enterprise tenants.

Licensees and MPs gave pubcos a rough ride

Licensees and MPs hit out at pubco power

By John Harrington

Fierce criticism of pubcos and the beer tie dominated the first open meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group. Licensees, anti-pubco...