Government

Trade bodies call for fairer business rates

Trade bodies call for fairer business rates

By Oli Gross

As a Government business rates consultation comes to a close, trade bodies have called for reforms to make the system fairer for licensees, and support a move to more frequent revaluations of rates.

AB InBev: offer consumers choice to help tackle problem drinkers

Health

AB InBev: offer consumers choice to help tackle problem drinkers

By Jason Warner

The relationship between alcohol and crime is not new news to our industry and for many years we have worked hard to play our part in tackling irresponsible drinking and encouraging smarter choices. So, when the Government identified alcohol as one of...

Expect a flurry of law changes to impact pubs

Legal Advice

Expect a flurry of law changes to impact pubs

By Jonathan Smith & Andy Grimsey

It looks as though the licensing world is about to see some important legal changes - many of which it could be argued are overdue.

The head of the PGB is concerned tenants are waiting for the adjudicator before coming forward with issues

Pubs code

Tenants warned: complain now or go unheard

By Emily Sutherland

The head of the Pub Governing Body (PGB), Sir Peter Luff has told tenants to ‘complain now’ or risk issues with their pubco going unheard.

2015 review: the pubs code debate

Legislation

2015 review: the pubs code debate

By James Evison

It was a long year in parliament for the pub sector and the potentially life-changing impact of the pubs code legislation. James Evison looks back at an emotive year for the industry.

Tenant groups have asked the government to extend the consultation deadline

Legislation

Draft pubs code: Tenants demand extension on consultation deadline

By Emily Sutherland

Tenant organisations have asked government officials for more time to respond to the pubs code consultation, arguing it is ‘unreasonable’ to ask tenants to reply to the consultation in their peak trading time in the build-up to Christmas.

Advice: Timescales clearer on deregulations

Legal advice

Advice: Timescales clearer on deregulations

By Poppleston Allen

We have been commenting on the Deregulation Bill 2014 for some time and providing updates where possible on the proposed timescales for it receiving royal assent and the Deregulation Act coming into force.