John Healey

Mulholland (L) had been named as a favoured candidate for the post by CAMRA

'Pubs minister role is axed'

By Ewan Turney

The role of pubs minister looks set to be short-lived, according to one of the favourites for the post. Lib Dem MP and Save the Pub Group chair Greg...

Protz: wants small cider makers to survive

So much for our pub saviour Healey

By Roger Protz

John Healey's appointment as pub minister prompted a wave of optimism — shortly squashed by another trade-bashing Budget, says Roger Protz.

Enterprise: no material change to trade

Enterprise: pub help fund not enough

By Ewan Turney

Enterprise Inns has hit out at the level of cash offered to help the trade by the pubs minister John Healey. Healey announced that £4.3m would be...

Charity: nervousness will stem from what Healey actually means

Healey is foggy on the tie

By The PMA Team

Pubs minister John Healey waded into the tie debate last week, but was vague on the detail, says The PMA Team.

Healey (R): new minister for pubs with Glen Symonds of the Rockingham Arms in Wentworth

Healey: beer tie action applies to all

By Ewan Turney

Family brewers will be included in plans to offer tenants a free of tie option and a guest beer right, Pubs Minister John Healey has confirmed in an...

Charity: there's hope for community pubs

Healey starts with a pub crawl

By The PMA Team

The newly-appointed pubs minister John Healey was on his rounds last week visiting pubs in his Wentworth constituency.

Grogan: anticipating change for pubs

How about a leaders' debate on pubs?

By John Grogan

John Healey's new role as minister for pubs means that public houses will play a greater role in the general election campaign, says John Grogan.

Healey (R): new minister for pubs with Glen Symonds of the Rockingham Arms in Wentworth

John Healey MP: the pub saviour?

By Ewan Turney & John Harrington

Trade chiefs speak highly of the man appointed as the first pubs minister, but what impact can John Healey really have? Ewan Turney and John...

Pubs may find minor alterations easier

Red tape to be cut over pub planning

By Gemma McKenna

The Government wants to cut red tape on planning permission, allowing pubs to make minor alterations without needing consents. Pubs won't face delays starting work or have to pay planning fees, which can be as high as £2,000.

Empty pub rates hit imminent

Empty pub rates hit imminent

By Joe Lutrario

Regulations have been laid in Parliament to enable the introduction of reforms to empty property rates on April 1. The most significant change is...

Treasury minister pledges support for pubs

Treasury minister pledges support for pubs

By Iain O'Neil

Treasury minister John Healey said pubs are important to local communities and the British economy and has pledged his support for the trade....