The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 19

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: What does the Government have against pubs?

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team take a look at the challenges around reopening, from staff to stock levels, and get some top tips on marketing your business from guest marketing whizz Mark McCulloch. The team also get to grips with business minister Paul Scully and...

Minister meeting: 'I hope that the Prime Minister himself will consider their request that he creates a minister for hospitality to oversee Government delivery for this crucial diverse sector,' McKinnell said

Government to meet hospitality minister petitioners

By Stuart Stone

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, Paul Scully, will meet campaigners calling for a dedicated minister for hospitality.

Reopening: no date set for hospitality reopening

No idea on pubs’ place in reopening pecking order

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government has not indicated the point at which hospitality will open when the country lifts from lockdown, but it is understood sector leaders and ministers are discussing what restrictions will be in place once pubs and bars reopen.

Come together: (l-r) local Government minister Marcus Jones, BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds and APPBG former chair Andrew Griffiths celebrated the duty freeze

Celebrations for beer duty freeze

By Nikkie Sutton

Government ministers and brewing industry campaigners celebrated the freeze in beer duty in London this week (27 November).

Pubco-tenant debate will never go away

Pubco-tenant debate will never go away

By Greg Mulholland

And so it goes on. The Government, at last, published its response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee’s (BISC’s) report and its long-awaited plan of action to rebalance the pub industry.

Library: pubs could take up services

Pubs 'a good option for libraries'

By Adam Pescod

More pubs could be set to add library services to their roster under radical proposals currently being considered by ministers. The Future Library...

Coulson: guidance will not be released yet

Minister is word-perfect

By Peter Coulson

Descriptions of the late-night proposals of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill as a "dog's breakfast" are apt, says Peter Coulson.

Martin: calls for responsible drinking

The real age drinking starts

By Tim Martin

Our nation's pubs are the instruments of 'imperial hypocrisy', argues JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin.

Luff: tight-lipped on recommendations

Pubco probe 'will urge OFT review'

By John Harrington

A senior pubco figure says it's a "racing certainty" the Parliamentary inquiry into pub companies will recommend the Office of Fair Trading...

Ministers told trade to look at the tie

Ministers: trade must look at beer tie

By John Harrington

Two senior Government ministers have called on the pub industry to help struggling licensees by examining how the beer tie works. Licensing minister...

ALMR welcomes Sutcliffe support

ALMR welcomes Sutcliffe support

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has welcomed comments made by Licensing Minister Gerry Sutcliffe this week in the Morning Advertiser....

DCMS has to learn its lesson

DCMS has to learn its lesson

By Peter Coulson

It may seem churlish to criticise a venture such as the Scrutiny Councils, which I think was a good idea, but is it not a case of "too little, too...