Legislation

Welcome boost: economy grew 0.4% in May (Credit:GettyJ Studios)

May GDP growth 'positive news'

By Rebecca Weller

May’s GDP boost was a welcome indication the economy is returning to sustained growth but Government action is needed to unlock the hospitality sector’s full potential.

Significant promise: Labour pledged to reform business rates in its manifesto (Ingus Kruklitis)

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Lookback at Labour's pledges during election campaign

By Rebecca Weller

After the nation elected Keir Starmer as Prime Minister, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked back on the pledges made by the Labour Party during the election campaign.

What's in the news 28 June?

Review of the Week

'Government policy is too shortsighted'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with podcaster and publican Heath Ball to get his take on the week's news.

General election: Who will we see in Downing Street?

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Pub operators' thoughts ahead of general election

By Rebecca Weller

Ahead of the general election tomorrow (Thursday 4 July) the Morning Advertiser (MA) has looked at operator opinions on the fate of the nation's pubs.

Disappointed: Interest rates held for seventh consecutive time (Credit:Getty/MicroStockHub)

UKH: rates should be cut as inflation falls

By Rebecca Weller

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has shared its “disappointment” at interest rates being held for a seventh consecutive time despite easing inflation.

NTIA demand: Michael Kills fears the UK night-time economy risks falling behind (credit: Getty/Marco_Piunti)

NTIA wants dedicated minister for night-time economy

By Gary Lloyd

The UK must follow the lead of world-leading cities in appointing a night-time economy minister to safeguard the future of nightlife, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

Pub companies' digital approaches to help tenants understand the pubs code

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Digital solutions to new tenant information

By Fiona Dickie, pubs code adjudicator

The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) is encouraged by pub company plans to use digital approaches to increase tenant understanding of their pub code rights and provide them with the information they are entitled to under the pubs code.

Votes are up for grabs: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin talks about some of the general election manifestos (credit: Getty/Adam Webb)

What will each political party do for pubs?

By Gary Lloyd

With the general election less than three weeks away, political parties have got put forward policies to help the on-trade if they want votes from the sector.

Business proposals: the Night-Time Industries Association has called on the new Government for various support options (image: Getty/John M Lund Photography Inc)

NTIA urges parties to prioritise night-time economy

By Nikkie Thatcher

Political parties need to recognise the importance of the night-time economy through the implementation of a national strategy and appointment of dedicated leadership within central Government, one trade body has urged.

Pledges made: the Conservative party has laid out its manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election on 4 July (image: Getty/Abdullah Durmaz)

UKH welcomes biz rates reform pledge

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has welcomed a pledge in the Conservative party’s election manifesto that claims it will commit to fixing the ‘unfair burden of business rates’ for hospitality firms.

Organisation calls: CAMRA outlines six campaigning priorities in its election manifesto (image: Getty/Nirian)

CAMRA's key asks for next Government

By Felicity Giles

Fair tax for the sector, better planning protection and changing the business rates system are three of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)'s key asks ahead of the general election next month (4 July)

Heart of the debate: UKH introduces election toolkit (Pictured: Kate Nicholls)

UKH launches election toolkit

By Rebecca Weller

UKHospitality (UKH) has launched an election toolkit for businesses to share key asks from Parliament ahead of the general election on Thursday 4 July.

Cautiously optimistic: OakNorth predicts boost to trade from June onwards in inaugural report (Credit: Getty/jpa1999)

OakNorth shares 'cautious optimism' for pubs

By Rebecca Weller

Firms should be “cautiously optimistic” with a summer of sport set to boost trade after a challenging six months, according to the inaugural Hospitality Tracker Report from OakNorth bank.

Priority: cost burden's need rebalancing as vacancies rise (Credit:Getty/Charday Penn)

Vacancies up 15% on pre-pandemic levels

By Rebecca Weller

Rebalancing cost burdens across the hospitality sector needs to be a “priority” as vacancies remain stubbornly above pre-pandemic levels.

Economic ambitions: Voices from across the sector share their thoughts as the UK exits recession (Credit:Getty/Richard Drury)

Trade reacts as UK exits recession

By Rebecca Weller

Industry leaders have shared hope stronger than expected economic growth will boost consumer confidence, though some warned the sector is still facing “challenges”.