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.

Next steps? 'the best thing for the hospitality sector is we all work together to defeat the virus, in the way I’m absolutely certain we can, with disciplined action and the vaccine roll out, and get it back on its feet,' Boris Johnson said


MPs back hospitality minister motion: what happens next?

By Stuart Stone

A petition to appoint a dedicated minister for the hospitality sector hit Westminster boasting more than 200,000 signatures on 11 January. After a positive reception in both Houses of Parliament, where does it go from here?

How did the hospitality protest at Parliament go?

Hospitality makes some noise at Parliamentary protest

By Ed Bedington

Crowds of hospitality staff descended on parliament yesterday (Monday 19 October) to make some noise and remind politicians of the ongoing struggles restrictions are causing to the sector.

William and Kate: wedding approaches

Royal wedding: later pub hours 'closer'

By John Harrington

Pubs are a big step closer to getting the automatic right to open later during the royal wedding. An order has been laid in Parliament that, if...

Hung Parliament: is it good for pub trade?

Pub trade differs over hung Parliament

By Ewan Turney & John Harrington

Pub trade leaders are themselves divided on the best political solution for the pub trade — just as the country has been split on who should rule. BII boss Neil Robertson argued a hung parliament may stop the worst excesses of the Government.

Alan Campbell

Councils shun ADZs one year on

By John Harrington

Powers to charge a disorder levy on pubs in hotspots have had zero take-up in the first year because councils already have enough powers, the...

Benner: get behind act to help pubs

Camra: support Sustainable Communities

By Ewan Turney

The Campaign for Real Ale has urged MPs, councils and the public to throw their full weight of support behind the Sustainable Communities Act to help stop pubs closing.