House Of Lords

Houses of Parliament: The Government said exemptions to the MRO option will be consulted on separately to the Bill


Agreement over Lords debate outcome

By Ellie Bothwell

The Government appears to have achieved the impossible in drafting a pubs code that is welcomed by both representatives of tenants and pub companies alike.

Business secretary Vince Cable said he respected the will of Parliament

Government to accept MRO pubs code vote

By Mike Berry

The Government has accepted MPs’ decision to vote for a market rent only clause for tied tenants in the pubs code and will not seek to challenge it.

The new clause was passed by 15 votes after 284 MPs voted in favour

MPs vote for market rent only option in pubs code

By Ellie Bothwell

MPs have voted to include a market rent only option clause for tied tenants in the pubs code following a passionate debate in the House of Commons, putting the future of the beer tie into question.

Brigid Simmonds: 'Without ‘the tie’, many much-loved British breweries would have to close'

BBPA urges MPs to oppose market rent only pubs code clause

By Ellie Bothwell

British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has urged MPs to oppose the pubs code clause outlining a market rent only (MRO) option for tied tenants, ahead of the Parliament vote tomorrow (18 November).

Cut-price supermarket alcohol offers have been branded irresponsible

Supermarkets 'just giving away' alcohol, says peer

By Ruth Williams

Supermarkets that offer low price alcohol in promotions were dubbed irresponsible in a debate at The House of Lords earlier this week relating to changes to be made to the mandatory licensing conditions.

Charlotte Leslie MP said permitted development rights are leaving pubs vulnerable to demolition or change of use

Parliamentary motion calls for Government to amend pub development laws

By Ellie Bothwell

Charlotte Leslie MP, vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, has tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling for the Government to amend development laws so any demolition or change of use involving the loss of a pub would require planning...