Three pub industry bodies and a group of MPs plan to write an open letter to government communities secretary Sajid Javid urging the minister to take "immediate action” to stop the “extraordinary rises in business rates for pubs”.
More than 100,000 fewer barrels of beer were sold in pubs in the final months of 2016 compared to the year before, while off-trade beer sales continued to rise, according to figures from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).
Taking a five-minute stroll from one pub in Otley to another with the town’s MP, Greg Mulholland, is long enough to bump into three smiling faces of local licensees keen to greet their local politician.
Paul Newby’s appointment as pubs code adjudicator has come under intense scrutiny amid claims of conflict of interest, culminating in a grilling at a Business Innovation and Skills select committee last week. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser looks at...
British Pub Confederation chair and Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland has threatened to seek a judicial review of Paul Newby’s appointment as pub code adjudicator if he refuses step down from the role.