What's in the news 22 March?

Review of the Week

'We do it for love, it's certainly not for the money'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington met up with award winning publican and campaigner Emma Gibbon of the Plough and the Hewlett Arms to get her take on the week's news, from falling inflation to pub closures.

Area change: a number of a local authorities have recently dropped the levy and replaced it with a BID (image: Getty/Craft24)


The late-night levy 2.0

By Suraj Desor, associate solicitor, Poppleston Allen

The amendments to the late-night levy legislation finally came into force this summer on 13 July 2023. Where does this leave this much criticised measure?

Cheltenham pub has sexual entertainment venue licence granted

Sex entertainment plans at pub granted

By Nikkie Sutton

A Gloucestershire pub has had its sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence granted, despite more than 50 residents’ objections.

Wells ambition

Wells ambition

Bedford-based brewer/retailer Charles Wells is planning to double its pub estate to 500 tenanted and managed outlets over the next five to 10 years,...