Great Depression

Complacency continues to hold sway

Complacency continues to hold sway

By Robert Sayles

So, British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chairman and Molson Coors chief executive Mark Hunter acknowledges that the rate of pub closures is “alarming” and the decline in beer volumes is a “wake up call of epic proportions”.

Neil Robertson outside the Red Lion in Mayfair where he met Morning Advertiser editor Andrew Pring

'Sunset industry' danger warns new BII boss

By Andrew Pring

The pub trade is in danger of becoming a "sunset industry" in the eyes of Government and officials, warns the new chief executive of the BII. Neil...

Protz: Gov must be reduced

Reduce beer duty and everyone wins

By Roger Protz

If British brewing is to recover from its worst crisis since the 1930s, the Government must take action soon, says Roger Protz.

Kheng: Give pubs a break

'Give pubs a break'

By Ewan Turney

Pubs across the country united yesterday to ring their bells as a wake-up call to Westminster. The mass bell-ringing, organised by the British Beer...

36 pubs are closing every week

Pub crisis: Five close every day

By Ewan Turney

Pubs are now closing at the rate of five a day — up 33% on last year as the credit crunch and Government enforced duty rises and red tape take a...