Licensees have reacted angrily to the news that three quarters of pubs will have to stomach an extra £1,500 a year tax burden, which could be the tipping point “between life and death” for many businesses.
The Drop the Duty campaign is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to cut alcohol duty by 2% in the forthcoming Budget. The campaign has recently been supported by both the Association of Licensed Retailers and British Institute of Innkeeping. Here we...
A coalition of trade bodies — as well as the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) — has called on the Chancellor to give further support to the pub sector through business rates reform in next month’s Autumn Statement.
This year has been a busy one for the pub trade and the Publican's Morning Advertiser website has brought you all the news every step of the way. Here are the top 10 most popular online stories of 2013.
With just weeks to go until Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, fresh doubts have been cast over the effectiveness of the VAT Club and its prospects of securing a tax reduction for the hospitality sector in next year’s Budget.
At a recent industry dinner reception, Andrew Griffiths MP introduced me to the Chancellor George Osborne. It was a bit like a wedding party receiving line, so there was very little time for me to influence him with my thoughts on how the Government could...
It was only a matter of time. Newcastle City Council has become the first local authority to cross the Rubicon and introduce a late-night levy (LNL) — an additional tax that could have a significant impact on late-night bars, pubs and nightclubs in the...
Fresh from our successful crusade against the hated beer-duty escalator (I received my campaign medal from Hobgoblin last week), a confident pub industry can turn its collective attention to the next battleground.
All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group chairman Greg Mulholland is seeking an urgent meeting with Chancellor George Osborne after it was mooted that he has vetoed plans for a statutory code and adjudicator to manage the pubco/tenant relationship.
So, it’s finally been halted. Chancellor George Osborne has hit the ‘emergency stop’ button on the hated beer duty escalator – something that was going nowhere except to the ruination of Britain’s brewing and pub industries.
The Sun has backed industry calls to scrap the beer duty escalator and more than 3,000 people have contacted their local MP asking them to attend the Government debate being held tomorrow over the issue.