Business Rates

Rates rise: operators can expect to see another increase in business rates

Pubs face £13m business rates hike

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub sector could face a rise in business rates of £12.77m thanks to a 1.7% uprating for inflation, real estate experts have warned.

Call for reform: St Albans' MP Anne Main shared the concerns of pubs like the city's Six Bells

MPs call for reform of business rates system

By Emily Hawkins

St Albans’ MP Anne Main led the way in challenging the Government to reform the business rates system in a debate on the closure of Britain’s pubs in Parliament.

2017 review: a lot has happened in the pub trade this year

A year in the pub trade: 2017 review

By Georgina Townshend

From the freeze of beer duty, the Punch-Heineken deal, pub-specific business rates reductions, to the 10-year anniversary of the smoking ban, a lot has happened in the pub trade during 2017.