Some pubs will be forced to display calorie counts for dishes on menus, it was revealed in the Queen’s Speech.
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.
Wet sales across the Parliamentary Estate’s pub and bars since the UK's first national lockdown totalled more than £20,000 – with many drink prices found beneath both on-trade averages and those of nearby sites.
Leaders from across the night-time economy have implored the sector’s staff, giggoers and nightlife lovers to take part in a Parliamentary inquiry into British nightlife’s dire Covid symptoms.
Catherine McKinnell MP has written to Boris Johnson urging him to pursue a 'coordinated approach' with the hospitality sector after the PM appeared cool on the idea of appointing a dedicated minister for the ailing industry.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson avoided answering an MP who asked if would be a hospitality minister appointed.
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?
While I welcome the fact the issue of a minister for hospitality was debated in the House of Commons last night (Monday 11 January), the cynic in me wonders if it will have any impact whatsoever.
MPs have backed a motion to appoint a dedicated minister of hospitality following a 90-minute House of Commons debate yesterday (11 January).
The appointment of the UK’s first ever dedicated hospitality minister will be debated in Parliament today (Monday 11 January) after more than 200,000 sector supporters signed a petition.
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP has backed efforts to increase the number of low and no alcohol drinks in the House of Commons bars once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided.
In addition to Incipio Group and Whitbread announcing new hires, updates on the £1,000 Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs, hospitality job losses and a new Parliamentary group to support late-night sector were issued.
Repeated calls for a national lockdown by Labour are putting people’s livelihoods at risk, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons today (Thursday 22 October).
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.
Pub sector voices are calling on the Government for more support with a protest outside Parliament today (19 October).
Colossal job losses in hospitality can be expected if the Government does not adapt its current support package for the sector or even limit restrictions on the trade, it is feared.
Parliament has U-turned on allowing its bars to sell alcohol past 10pm after publicans were left reeling following news of the curfew exemption.
The pub sector has welcomed the passage of the Business and Planning Bill, which has introduced measures to make it easier for businesses to use outside spaces.
Changing the perception of the hospitality industry is key to securing its workforce, a cross-parliamentary report has recommended.
Great British Bake Off winner 2016 Candice Brown was named Beer Drinker of the Year at the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s 25th anniversary dinner this week.
Rachel Reeves, chair of the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee, has written a letter calling for immediate action to ensure the pubs code protects all tenants.
New laws impacting the pub sector could be delayed or scrapped as parliament is dissolved to make way for the general election on 8 June.
The Save The Pub Group's bid to scrap permitted development rights for pubs has failed to make it through Parliament.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been passed by Parliament, without further amendment.
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...
Pubcos likely to face MPs over reforms
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Where there's a will there's a way...despite the hurdles
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MPs' bid to block VAT rise fails
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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.
Fresh bid to change live music laws
A fresh bid to force the government to relax the licensing laws around live music in pubs has been launched in Parliament. Liberal Democrat peer...
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...
Pubco licensees speak out in Parliament
Furious pubco licensees have voiced their objections in Parliament today to rent levels, the price they are charged for beer and the way they are...
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.
Chris Maclean: Parliament, Frank Spencer and the benefits of doing nothing
I rarely rub shoulders with politicians but last week I got to meet two. Two MPs to be exact. I met Greg Mulholland at a Proud of Pubs event and I...
Smoke petition sent to Parliament
Customers at a Lancashire pub have petitioned Parliament to let them smoke in their local. Petitions are written requests to Parliament presented...
Figures presented in Parliament show a 15% increase in the number of teenagers receiving treatment for alcohol-related illness last year. The number...
Delay drags on over smoke ban regs
More government delays over the final details of the smoking ban have sparked frustration within the trade. Just five months before the law outlawing...
Shops get ADZ charge let-off
Many shops and off-licences could be exempt from charges in an alcohol disorder zone (ADZ). All licensed venues that shut on or before the time...
Wine and Spirits Association urges more safety consideration
The Wine and Spirits Association (WSA) has urged the food and drink industry to act now to make sure it complies with proposed food safety...
Parliament is free to tackle licensing, says Howells
The Government has pledged to renew efforts to speed licensing reform through Parliament after freeing up the legislative timetable.Dr Kim Howells,...
Trade hits out at 'straight banana' proposal that could end pub music
A European proposal that could stop pubs playing music has been branded "another straight banana saga" by industry experts.Licensees are being urged...
QI understand that there is currently some legislation going through Parliament which would mean that I can open later hours on a Sunday if I have a...