New Government

Smoking in pubs: No review of the ban

New Government ditches smoking ban review

By John Harrington

The new Government says it currently has no plans to review the smoking ban - dampening fears that it could be extended to outside areas. The...

Mulholland: got Government confirmation that ministers will stick to plans to reform beer tie

New Government confirms beer tie plans

By Gemma McKenna

The new Government has confirmed it will stick to plans to relax the beer tie through legislation if the sector fails to reform itself. Outspoken...

Budget: date set for 22 June

Budget set for 22 June

By Gemma McKenna

The new Government will hold its first Budget on 22 June, chancellor George Osborne announced this morning. Pubs will be fearful of the rumoured...

Cameron: new Prime Minister

Cautious welcome for new Government

By John Harrington & Gemma McKenna

Trade chiefs have given a cautious early welcome to news of the new Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition Government. Details continue to emerge...