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...

Paul Thompson: 'There is a misconception that finance is more difficult to come by'

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...

Greg Mulholland:

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).

Meeting: Mulholland will discuss beer-tie with Vince Cable

Mulholland to discuss beer-tie with Cable

By Adam Pescod

Liberal Democrat pub campaigner Greg Mulholland, MP, is to meet with Vince Cable, the business secretary, to discuss the beer-tie. Cable has...

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.

Action: Cable promised to monitor situation

Cable threatens action on pubcos

By John Harrington

Business Secretary has promised "legislative action" on pubcos if their updated codes of practice don't lead to better treatment of tenants.

Glassings: MSP accused of getting wrong end of the stick (Copyright Ian Forsyth)

MSP accused of exaggerating pub glassings

By John Harrington

A senior Scottish Liberal Democrat had been accused of exaggerating the risk of glassings in pubs as he urged greater use of plastic glassware. The...

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.