Brexit discussions with the Government are progressing well, Kate Nicholls of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has revealed.
Licensees that have played a key role in partnership schemes in their area will be recognised in National Pubwatch awards.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called for the Government to overhaul the current business rates system to “reduce the burden” on the industry.
Save the Pub Group chairman Greg Mulholland has launched a Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament claiming that the large leased pub owning companies and the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) have made “repeated misleading statements” over the impact...
The chair of the Guild of Master Victuallers (GMV) has said that the organisation is working more closely with the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA) but a merger is not imminent.
Trade bodies met with officials at the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) department last week to discuss the progress of the self-regulation pubco-tenant deal.
The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) has called on the Government to set a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit to tackle problems caused by cheap drink.
Business secretary Vince Cable has rejected claims that officials in the Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) department acted inappropriately over the pubco-tenant self-regulation deal.
British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has called for the Government to do more to encourage take-up of apprenticeships in the industry.
Trade experts launch their own Pubs Advisory Service in response to Government
A team of trade experts has launched a Pubs Advisory Service (PAS), claiming it to be part of the official agreement between the Government and the industry to manage the pubco-tenant relationship.
The Government should make it compulsory for licensees to accept the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) cards as a valid form of identification – that’s according to a new petition supported by MPs.
Anti-tie campaigners have slammed the government’s response to the Business Innovation and Skills Committee’s (BISC) report into the pubco-tenant relationship.
The industry needs to fight its corner to ensure the late-night levy (LNL) and early morning restriction orders (EMROs) are not too burdensome on the trade, claims Peter Coulson, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s legal editor.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has called for stronger regulation of the pub trade claiming pubcos are holding tenants to ransom.
Video: licensing changes will empower local communities
The changes proposed by the Government to licensing will empower local communities to deal with alcohol-related problems, says minister.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is to provide management services to the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM).
Conference due on female bingeing
A conference examining why young women binge drink is to be held in October. Representatives from more than 400 organisations - including the industry, police, NUS and prison service - have been invited to attend.
Pubs to house 500 post offices by 2009
Pubs are set to house up to 500 post offices after the Government confirmed it would axe 2,500 by 2009. The Government has earmarked pubs as an ideal...
Smoking ban guidance pending
Guidance for the impending smoking ban in England in 2007 is to be published before the government's summer recess on July 25. The guidance will give...
Pubwatch 'powerful tool' in fighting disorder
Pubwatch is a "powerful tool" to demonstrate to government the industry is serious about fighting disorder, says Malcolm Eidmans, honorary secretary,...
Industry opinion: how effective is the APPBG?
John McNamara, chief executive, British Institute of Innkeeping "The group has been invaluable to all of us in the pub trade in providing an...
PASS scheme to be unveiled this month
The proof-of-age standard scheme is to be officially launched at Westminster by the Government on 22 January. Bob Ainsworth, Home Office...
Report urges goverment to modernise tourism industry
More than 300,000 jobs could be created if the government takes action to help modernise the tourism industry, according to a new report.The Tourism...
Trade unites in campaign for better training
Licensees and pub operators are being urged to get behind a campaign to create a powerful voice to push for better training.The government is in the...
Trade objections to Government's gambling review put to MPs
The threat posed to pubs by the Government's gambling review, the Budd Report, has been explained to MPs by gaming industry organisation BACTA.BACTA...
BBPA speaks out against gambling proposals
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has met with sports minister Richard Caborn to outline its objections to the recommendations made in the...
CAMRA calls for immediate action on licensing reform
The Campaign for Real Ale has added its voice to the trade's calls for the Government to take immediate action on licensing reform.Thousands of CAMRA...
National proof-of-age card "by the end of the year
A national proof-of-age card could be approved by the end of the year after trade leaders and retail industry representatives decided to form an...