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...