New power: the ALMR's Kate Nicholls will head UKHospitality

New ‘powerful voice’ vows to fight for pub rights

By Nicholas Robinson

New trade organisation UKHospitality, a fusion of the ALMR and BHA, has promised to fight hard for the £130bn hospitality sector after members voted in favour of its creation yesterday (21 February).

Positive measures: the ALMR has welcomed Sadiq Khan's business rates proposals

ALMR welcomes proposals to reform business rates

By Georgina Townshend

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has embraced business rates reform schemes from both the Scottish Finance Minister and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Call for action: Kate Nicholls says there is a need for a new ministerial role to address issues in the trade

ALMR calls for hospitality minister

By Michelle Perrett

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on the Government to appoint a hospitality minister.

'Considerable challenges': Tories promise to make longer-term business rates reforms Photo Credit: Jay Allen

General Election 2017

Tories promise long-term reforms to business rates system

By Georgina Townshend

The Conservative Party has admitted that the business rates system “presents considerable challenges” to small businesses and has promised to make longer-term reforms in its pre-election manifesto.

Wet-led pubs have fallen by 2.1% in the past year


Wet-led sites fall by 2.1% in the last year

By Sara Hussein

The number of wet-led sites has fallen by 2.1% in the past 12 months compared to the more marginal decrease in the number of food-led premises (0.4%) latest research has revealed.

This year's star Forum was help in Milan, Italy

Star Pubs & Bars

Star licensees optimistic about 2017 trade

By Sara Hussein

Pub operator Star Pubs & Bars received 100% positive feedback from its licensees about their prospects for the year ahead despite staffing concerns.