A Chester-based multiple operator has told The Morning Advertiser (MA) that he is pursuing a total of £26,335 in Covid grant funding from 15 different local authorities – with one yet to process any payments at all.
Local authorities have come under pressure to provide rate relief to pubs after the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Communities and Local Government and ex-pubs minister Marcus Jones said the pace had “not been acceptable”.
Licensees should contact their local authorities if they have not had information about the £1,000 rates relief promised by Chancellor Philip Hammond, the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said.
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued “clear guidance” to local authorities to help speed up the business rates relief process for pubs after industry bodies repeatedly flagged concerns about payment delays.
Law-breaking food businesses, including pubs, could expect speedier fines and prosecutions as a result of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) food law prosecution database and a strategy to improve the organisation’s digital technology.
The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has called on the Government to increase the moratorium on the sale of a pub listed as an asset of community value from six to nine months, after claiming that nearly half of all community bids for...
The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has published a series of recommendations outlining how local councils can take action to save pubs, following new research that confirms 28 pubs are closing each week.
Licensees have been warned that local authorities could change their mind on early morning restriction orders (EMROs), despite recent surveys suggesting there is little appetite for their introduction.
The revised statutory Guidance for local authorities issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 last week, appears to have been one of the last acts of the outgoing minister at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Tessa Jowell.