House Of Lords

Experienced head: Baroness McIntosh takes up a new role at PASS

Baroness McIntosh takes hot seat at PASS

By Stuart Stone

Baroness Anne McIntosh of Pickering has taken up the chair of the board position of the recently revamped PASSCo community interest company, which operates the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS).

Enormous experience: Lord Kennedy is the former vice-chairman of the all-party parliamentary beer-group

National Pubwatch appoints new honorary president

By Stuart Stone

Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark has been appointed as the new National Pubwatch honorary president after many years of working closely with the pub and hospitality trade in his role as a Labour vice-chairman of the all-party parliamentary beer group.

 Winning formula: From L-R Steve Baker, National Pubwatch chairman; Graham Tuach, Romford Town Pubwatch chairman; James Hall, Romford Town Pubwatch deputy chairman; Gavin Shuker MP; Charles Ireland, general manager Diageo Great Britain, Ireland and France

Diageo National Pubwatch Awards unveils winners

By Claire Churchard

Romford Town’s Pubwatch scheme collected the top prize at the glittering Diageo National Pubwatch Awards last night for its significant contribution to community safety.

Hartlepool: The council rejects EMRO

Hartlepool Borough Council rejects EMRO

By Michelle Perrett

Hartlepool Borough Council has rejected an early-morning restriction order (EMRO), claiming there was ”insufficient evidence” to justify one.

Back in beer group: John Grogan MP

Former beer group chair John Grogan MP 'delighted to be back'

By Michelle Perrett

The former chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) John Grogan, the MP for the Yorkshire constituency of Keighley, said he would be taking an interest in beer and pub industry issues in the House of Commons on his re-election after a seven-year...

Late-night levy: the consultation will run until 7 May

BBPA responds to Hackney levy consultation

By Liam Coleman

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has officially responded to Hackney Council’s consultation on introducing a late-night levy at a time where the House of Lords looks to abolish the order all together. 

Pressure: parliament backs motion on rethink in the PCA appointment process

PCA appointment rethink backed by Parliament

By Liam Coleman

Parliament has delivered a further blow to Paul Newby by backing a motion calling on the Government to "reopen the appointment process for the PCA (pubs code adjudicator)".

Campaign: Popular Brighton pub, the Dyke, was turned into a furniture shop 'overnight'

Lords to debate change in pub planning laws

By Liam Coleman

The end of permitted development rights on pubs could be in sight after it was confirmed that the House of Lords would debate changing the regulations as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.

Adjudicator: Paul Newby's position is to be debated in parliament

Pubs code

Newby's position to be debated in parliament

By Liam Coleman

Outgoing chair of the Save the Pub Group, Greg Mulholland, has been granted a debate in the House of Commons on Paul Newby's position as pubs code adjudicator and the implementation of the code.

Accusation: Greg Mulholland MP

Legislation

Mulholland accuses BBPA of misleading parliament

By Liam Coleman

All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group chairman Greg Mulholland has made a stinging attack on the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) accusing it of misleading MPs in a vote on development rights for pubs.

Questions: The NTIA and Deltic Group are representing the late-night sector at the review

Licensing

Night Tube and Fabric up for discussion at Licensing Act review

By Liam Coleman

Creating a night-time economy that suits local residents, the Night Tube's impact on London and the effect of pre-loading on crime are all up for discussion at the next session of the House of Lords review of the 2003 Licensing Act.

Licensing: Poppleston Allen were witness for the legal experts panel at the House of Lords select committee review into the 2003 Licensing Act

Licensing Act 2003

Legal analysis: expert opinion sought by Lords

By Poppleston Allen

Legal experts Poppleston Allen reveal some of the questions asked at the panel session held at the House of Lords select committee this month (November).

Signed up: pubs minister Andrew Percy

British Pub Week

MPs show support for British Pub Week

By Liam Coleman

Pro-pub politicians have been showing their support for the great British pub at a British Pub Week event in central London.

What pubs need from the Licensing Act inquiry

House of Lords Licensing inquiry

What pubs need from the Licensing Act inquiry

By Oli Gross

As the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on the Licensing Act 2003 continues today, industry bodies called for stability in the system and a focus on reducing the cost and burden of enforcement.

The pubco says tenants should go to trade bodies to learn how the code and MRO option could affect them

Pubcos

Punch: Tenants should go to trade bodies for MRO advice - not us

By Emily Sutherland

Punch has urged tenants not to turn to their Punch Development Managers (PDMs) for advice on the pubs code and instead consult independent trade bodies like the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)...

The trade is still waiting for part two of the pubs code consultation

Legislation

Pubs code: Government 'carefully considering' MRO as separate legislation

By Emily Sutherland

A department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) official told the Publican’s Morning Advertiser that the Government was ‘carefully considering’ the implications of a debate in the House of Lords held earlier this week, in which peers called for...

The deadline has been extended until the new year

Legislation

Deadline for pubs code consultation extended until 2016

By Emily Sutherland

The deadline for the pubs code consultation has been extended in order to give the industry more time to respond, following concerns many tenants would be unable to respond in the busy run-up to Christmas.