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Labour tops CAMRA election list

General election

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'

general election

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.