Liberal Democrats

Speak up: Will the Autumn Budget include any respite for pubs?

Spotlight: the call for pubs to unite and fight

By Georgina Townshend

As the Autumn Budget approaches, the pub sector has plenty on its plate and must come together to try to battle the onerous taxes and other financial expenses on the horizon.

Bitter defeat: Mulholland had held the Leeds North West seat since 2005

General Election 2017

'Pub champion’ Mulholland loses seat

By Liam Coleman

Chair of the British Pub Confederation MP Greg Mulholland lost his Leeds North West seat in the general election, that has ended in a hung parliament that saw most pub campaigning MPs re-elected.

What are Jeremy Corbyn's views on pubs?

What are Jeremy Corbyn's views on pubs?

By James Evison

Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Opposition, is a teetotaller, and despite delivering his victory speech in a Westminster pub, he hasn’t spoken often on them in parliament. But that hasn’t stopped him supporting a wide range of pub-related motions...

Pub finance specialist says banks are 'desperate to lend'

Pub finance specialist says banks are 'desperate to lend'

By Ellie Bothwell

A pub finance specialist has defended the Liberal Democrats’ adoption of ‘pro-pub’ policies last month and claimed that banks are “desperate to increase lending” to small businesses, after property agents slammed the measures as “naïve” and difficult...

Liberal Democrats pub policies

Lib Dems adopt range of pro-pub measures

By John Harrington

The Liberal Democrats have committed to introducing a right for pub tenants to buy the freehold of their venue if it’s put up for sale at an independently assessed market value.

Statutory code: Consultation set to go ahead ‘shortly’

Statutory code: Consultation set to go ahead ‘shortly’

By Michelle Perrett

The consultation into the statutory code and adjudicator to manage the pubco-tenant relationship is set to go ahead “shortly”, the Government has confirmed to the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA).


Pubco regulation: Are all bets off?

By Rob Willock

It almost seems apt that, on the weekend of the Grand National, the pubco regulation debate got caught up in Party Politics (winner, 1992).

Lord Redesdale: concern over criminal element returning to doorstaff

Redesdale presses Clegg on doorstaff

By John Harrington

Best Bar None chairman Lord Redesdale has promoted the idea of a "halfway house to full self-regulation" of doorstaff.

Vince Cable: backs pubs

Pro-pub MPs in Cameron's Cabinet

By John Harrington

Three members of David Cameron's new Cabinet signed a pledge to help pubs before the election, it has emerged. Business secretary Vince Cable, chief...

Clegg (C): rooting for the pub trade

One in four MPs pledge to help pubs

By Lesley Foottit

Just under one in four newly elected MPs have put their names to a charter to help pubs. A total of 650 MPs signed in support of the Campaign for...

Inn @ West End: election supper

Inn @ West End hosts election supper

By Gerry Price

Customers at the Inn @ West End are mostly true blue, although support for the Lib Dems rose as the campaign ground on, says Gerry Price.

Norman: voted at the cider election

Cider drinkers backing Tories

By Lesley Foottit

Cider drinkers are backing the Conservatives to win the election — Tories received 58% of the vote at a licensee's National Cider Election.

Slocombe: challenging candidates on cider duty

Candidates support pub cider election

By Lesley Foottit

Three parliamentary candidates in Herefordshire have given their views on cider duty ahead of a big pub showdown this weekend. Matt Slocombe, owner...

MD of Abbeydale Brewery Patrick Morton and Labour candidate Meg Nunn

Tories up for victory beers

By Lesley Foottit

The Conservatives have a narrow lead over the Liberal Democrats in the poll that really counts — SIBA's 'beer-ometer'.

Foster: plan to help protect community pubs

Lib Dems will reform beer tie

By Ewan Turney

The Lib Dems would reform the beer tie and insist on a Competition Commission investigation into pub ownership.