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What does the future hold for CAMRA?

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'There's no silver bullet'

By Ed Bedington

With challenges facing the sector and pub closures rising, how can CAMRA play a positive role to help the sector move forward?

Political delusions on cheap beer are damaging


Delusions of cheaper beer is beyond naive Prime Minister

By Ed Bedington

You have to wonder if politicians really believe the things they say because our Prime Minister’s recent comments about how one of the benefits of Brexit has been the delivery of cheaper beer does seem to fly in the face of reality.

When will the second lockdown end?

PM assures ‘lockdown will end on 2 December’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated the current national lockdown restrictions will expire on 2 December and the tiered system will come into force thereafter.

In talks: South Yorkshire leaders discuss tier three

South Yorkshire moving to tier three

By Nicholas Robinson

South Yorkshire pubs will face tough tier three rules from this Saturday (24 October), it has been announced following lengthy discussions.

New date: face coverings will now be required to be worn by customers and staff from tomorrow (Thursday 24 September)

Face covering requirement date brought forward

By Nikkie Thatcher

The requirement for pub staff and customers to wear face coverings inside has been moved to tomorrow (Thursday 24 September) despite the Cabinet Office previously confirming to The Morning Advertiser that it would be enforced from Monday (28 September).

Sector impact: the planned 10pm curfew for pubs and bars is a blow to the sector, trade voices have said

What impact will a 10pm curfew have on pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub operators and trade bodies have reacted to the proposed 10pm curfew on pubs, predicting a “devastating impact in an already challenging environment” and urging the Government for further financial aid.

Following rules: 'pubs have complied with everything that’s been asked of them' says The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington


Hammer blow for pubs flies in the face of logic

By Ed Bedington

It’s 10pm on a Friday night, the pubs have switched off the lights, barred the doors and the crowds are now heaving on the streets, mingling, singing, hugging and inviting each other back for impromptu house parties...

Increased risk: the UK alert level has risen from three to four

Government 10pm curfew 'crushing blow'

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government's plan to impose a 10pm curfew to all pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality businesses has been labelled 'a crushing blow' for trade.

EU exit: employee rights could change after Brexit

Changes to employee rights on cards after Brexit

By Claire Churchard

EU rules that protect employee holidays, ensure regular rest breaks and limit excessive overtime could be scrapped by ministers after Brexit, according to reports.

Government announces shock smoking ban U-turn


Government announces shock smoking ban U-turn

By Philip Morris

The Government has made a shock decision to reverse the smoking ban for one day only so pubs can celebrate the Queen’s birthday “in style” this summer.

Pubs react to #piggate

Pubs react to #piggate

By Daniel Woolfson

Pubs have taken to twitter to poke humour at allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron once inserted "a private part of his anatomy in a dead pig’s head". 

Brigid Simmonds:

The battle against burdens never stops

By Brigid Simmonds

The Chancellor said: “Beer duty will not be frozen. It will be cut again by one pence. Pubs saved. Jobs created. A penny off a pint for the second year running.”

Err…yes Prime Minister

Err…yes Prime Minister

By Robert Sayles

Knock knock….“Ah Humphrey, come in.”“You wanted to see me Prime Minister.”“Yes. Something rather odd happened last evening. I popped along to my local pub with Samantha for a pint and a bite to eat. Guess what? The bloody thing’s boarded up! What’s going...

David Cameron Prime Minister World Cup

PM orders rethink on World Cup licensing hours extension

By Ellie Bothwell

The Prime Minister has “ordered a rethink” on pub opening times for England’s World Cup games in Brazil this summer, a day after the Home Office said it had ruled out extending licensing hours.

Minimum pricing: Industry leaders express support in Telegraph letter

Minimum pricing: Industry leaders express support in Telegraph letter

By John Harrington

The chief executives of 11 groups including pub chains, nightclub groups, and brewers have written a letter to the Prime Minister, published in today’s Daily Telegraph, urging David Cameron to stick to his plans to introduce a minimum alcohol price.

Beer duty: Andrew Griffiths says take action now to help axe the tax

Griffiths: take action now to help axe the beer tax

By Andrew Griffiths

We cannot afford to under-estimate the importance of the next two or three weeks to UK brewers and publicans. In air-conditioned offices somewhere deep in Whitehall, Treasury officials and ministers are putting the final touches to this year’s Budget...

Griffiths left blushing after BBPA video cameo

Griffiths left blushing after BBPA video cameo

All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group chair Andrew Griffiths admitted to being left rather flattered today following his appearance in a new short film by the British Beer & Pub Association.