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Labour tops CAMRA election list

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Labour tops CAMRA election list

By Michelle Perrett

Labour has come out as the party having the most pub-friendly prospective MPs in a survey conducted by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Tories confirm business rates review to 'back small firms'

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Tories confirm business rates review to 'back small firms'

By Ellie Bothwell

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the business rates review will “back small firms” by ensuring there is clearer billing, better communication and a more efficient appeal system.

Government needs to review alcohol duty, says Mark Daniels

VAT is not the issue

By Mark Daniels

Oh dear, it would seem somebody in Government has been speaking cobblers again. Of all the bonkers drivel spouted from our politicians this weekend, it was Ed Balls' pronouncement that really made me laugh.

Ufi Ibrahim: positive talks

BHA chief optimistic on talks to cut VAT

By John Harrington, M&C Report

British Hospitality Association (BHA) chief executive Ufi Ibrahim has reported a "positive" meeting with the Treasury over reduced VAT.

Budget: date set for 22 June

Budget set for 22 June

By Gemma McKenna

The new Government will hold its first Budget on 22 June, chancellor George Osborne announced this morning. Pubs will be fearful of the rumoured...

Martin: calling time on Gordie

Tim Martin: Gordon Brown is the slops

By Ewan Turney

Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has called for the British public to kick Gordon Brown out of office. Martin told The Sun the Prime Minister was like...

Doyle: confronted Ed Miliband before meeting with Prime Minister (picture from BBC)

Pub licensee grills Prime Minister

By Ewan Turney

A Swindon licensee managed to secure a meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday, after confronting climate change secretary Ed Miliband....

Price of cider is set to rise

Cider prices could rise 10p a pint

By Ewan Turney

Cider could increase by 10p a pint, following the Chancellor's decision to hike duty by 13% from Sunday. Alastair Darling unveiled plans to iron out...

Healey: new minister for pubs

Healey: pub support package within weeks

By Ewan Turney

New Minister for Pubs John Healey has promised to table a package of measures to help pubs within weeks. Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed...

Brown: more restrictive measures for pub trade

Fears over blanket pub hours curfew

By Ewan Turney & Gemma McKenna

Councils will be able to set a blanket curfew for pub opening hours in designated problem areas under new plans from Gordon Brown. Councillors will also be given the power to instigate a review of a licence themselves.

Litres of beer are not allowed in Britain

Litre of beer battle begins

By Ewan Turney

The licensee of a Polish bar has vowed to take his battle to serve beer in litres all the way to the House of Lords after being threatened with a £2,000 fine and given 28 days to switch glassware over to pints.

Bar Talk

Bar Talk

Are your customers feeling the pinch? John Ellis Crown Inn Oakengates Shropshire Not yet. There's a lot of talk at the bar about the economy,...