What's in the news 12 July?

Review of the Week

Cautious optimism for new Government

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Market Taverns' Richard Peachment to get his take on the week's news, from the new Government to football hopes and trade confidence.

Welcome boost: economy grew 0.4% in May (Credit:GettyJ Studios)

May GDP growth 'positive news'

By Rebecca Weller

May’s GDP boost was a welcome indication the economy is returning to sustained growth but Government action is needed to unlock the hospitality sector’s full potential.

Record results posted by Hydes Brewery

Hydes celebrates record results

By Ed Bedington

Salford-based brewer Hydes is celebrating after results showed it had increased turnover and profitability across its business.

Significant promise: Labour pledged to reform business rates in its manifesto (Ingus Kruklitis)


Lookback at Labour's pledges during election campaign

By Rebecca Weller

After the nation elected Keir Starmer as Prime Minister, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked back on the pledges made by the Labour Party during the election campaign.

What's in the news 5 July

Review of the Week

'Light at the end of a gloomy tunnel'

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with pub operator and top chef Gary Usher to get his take on the week's news, as the country absorbs the result of the General Election.

Work to be done: business administrations have risen (credit: Getty/okeyphotos)

NTIA: new Gov must stop rise in administrations

By Gary Lloyd

The Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has demanded the incoming Government take action after research showed there has been a 16% surge in business administrations so far this year.

What's in the news 28 June?

Review of the Week

'Government policy is too shortsighted'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with podcaster and publican Heath Ball to get his take on the week's news.

General election: Who will we see in Downing Street?


Pub operators' thoughts ahead of general election

By Rebecca Weller

Ahead of the general election tomorrow (Thursday 4 July) the Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked at operator opinions on the fate of the nation's pubs.

NTIA demand: Michael Kills fears the UK night-time economy risks falling behind (credit: Getty/Marco_Piunti)

NTIA wants dedicated minister for night-time economy

By Gary Lloyd

The UK must follow the lead of world-leading cities in appointing a night-time economy minister to safeguard the future of nightlife, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Votes are up for grabs: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin talks about some of the general election manifestos (credit: Getty/Adam Webb)

What will each political party do for pubs?

By Gary Lloyd

With the general election less than three weeks away, political parties have got put forward policies to help the on-trade if they want votes from the sector.

Heart of the debate: UKH introduces election toolkit (Pictured: Kate Nicholls)

UKH launches election toolkit

By Rebecca Weller

UKHospitality (UKH) has launched an election toolkit for businesses to share key asks from Parliament ahead of the general election on Thursday 4 July.

Economic ambitions: Voices from across the sector share their thoughts as the UK exits recession (Credit:Getty/Richard Drury)

Trade reacts as UK exits recession

By Rebecca Weller

Industry leaders have shared hope stronger than expected economic growth will boost consumer confidence, though some warned the sector is still facing “challenges”.

What's in the news 3 May?

Review of the Week

'I'm not asking for support'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with The Inn Collection Group's Sean Donkin to get his take on the week's news from interest rates to Whitbread's restructuring.

Time to change: hospitality sites will not have mandatory conditions to recycle drinks packaging (credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

Trade bodies welcome DRS delay to October 2027

By Gary Lloyd

On-trade venues will not be forced to become mandatory return points in the controversial Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which has been pushed back for introduction in October 2027.

System overhaul: business rates, VAT and employer costs must be reduced says SLTA MD Colin Wilkinson

Sector is being priced ‘out of existence’

By Gary Lloyd

Hospitality is being priced out of existence as sites “go to the wall” every week, according to trade bodies representing businesses across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Licensees: publicans Chris Walsh and Beccy Keddie are dealing with extra costs

Rising costs hurting small pub businesses

By Gary Lloyd

Improving trade but ever-escalating bills is an issue several pubs are experiencing three years after sites were allowed to start serving again after the pandemic forced the on-trade to close its doors.

Demand for parity: SIBA CEO Andy Slee says investors and Government are not listening to the sector


OPINION: How are we viewed by the outside world?

By Andy Slee, chief executive, Society of Independent Brewers & Associates (SIBA)

I recently took a call from a broadsheet journalist wanting to do a piece on “Why all breweries are closing and why cask beer is dead?”

Overcome challenges: NTIA CEO Michael Kill says collaboration is key to addressing late-night economy issues


OPINION: Early closing taking a toll on night-time economy

By Michael Kill, CEO, Night-TIme Industries Association (NTIA)

The current economic environment is steering businesses, particularly pubs, to close earlier, sparking concerns about the future of the night-time economy.

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.

Responses made on Martyn's Law: Emma McClarkin and Kate Nicholls

Trade bodies back changes to Martyn’s Law

By Gary Lloyd

Trade bodies have given their backing to the Government’s revised changes to Martyn’s Law, which will require businesses to increase their readiness to act should there be a terrorist attack.