Minimum pricing: It's difficult to speak with one voice

By Rob Willock

It was an interesting coalition of a dozen industry leaders who put their name to a letter published in the Daily Telegraph last week urging Prime Minister David Cameron to stick to his previously announced plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

Molson Coors: big investment

Molson Coors' £175m brewery investment

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Molson Coors, the Carling brewer, is set to invest £175m in its UK breweries, according to the Daily Telegraph this morning. The company has...

Reform: Parish and town councillors set to be given licensing powers

Parish councils 'to get licensing powers'

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Local residents could effectively take control of alcohol licensing under reported plans to hand licensing powers to parish and town councillors....

Punch: recognition by Sunday Times

Punch is '21st best big firm to work for'

By MA reporter

Punch Taverns has been named as the UK's 21st best big company to work for by the Sunday Times. Punch employees were surveyed anonymously for the...

Round of drinks: does it lead to binge drinking?

'Stop buying rounds to halt binge drinking'

By Ewan Turney

Drinkers should be discouraged from buying rounds in pubs if the Government is serious about cutting down on binge drinking. The advice comes from...

Grand Union: plans for further expansion

MA200 members make Fast Track 100 list

By Ewan Turney

Two members of the MA-200 club — Grand Union and Amber Taverns — have been listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list. The list is made up...

Beer has been hit by tax increases

Alcohol duty could rise another 5%

By Ewan Turney

The pub and drinks industry could be hit with a double whammy of tax increases in the upcoming emergency Budget. The Daily Telegraph reports that...

Thorley: kangaroo court claim

Pubco bosses lash out over BEC report

By Ewan Turney

Pubco bosses have lashed out at MPs over the damning report on pubco power by the Business and Enterprise Committee published last week. The report...

Cask Ale Week: toast record bid

Cask pubs in toast record

By Robyn Lewis

Hundreds of thousands of people all over the country will be raising their glasses at 7pm on Saturday 11 April in a bid to break the record for the...

Old Pulteney: stressing maritime links

Old Pulteney's sea legs

By MA Reporter

Old Pulteney used the London Boat Show as a launch platform for its latest campaign, which aims to reinforce its maritime links. The single malt...

HSBC: Restricting lending to pubs

HSBC tightens lending for pubs

By Ewan Turney

Britain's pub operators face an even tougher time after HSBC decided to tighten its lending to the leisure sector. According to the Sunday Telegraph,...