Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

David Cameron: 'I have ordered a rethink on pub opening times for England’s World Cup games – will consult with pub trade, police and councils.'

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.

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...

Treasury questions No 10 alcohol minimum price push

Treasury questions No 10 alcohol minimum price push

High-ranking Treasury officials have admitted that there are questions over the legality of David Cameron’s plans for a minimum alcohol unit pricing policy, according to drinks industry sources.

PM letter over review panel  is 'model of evasion'

PM letter over review panel is 'model of evasion'

By Michelle Perrett

Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to calls for an independent panel to review the self-regulation deal over the pubco-tenant relationship, claiming it would not “be appropriate”.

Visit: David Cameron pops in for lunch at pub

PM pays surprise visit to Blackpool pub

By Adam Pescod

Prime Minister David Cameron visited a pub in Blackpool yesterday during his whistle stop tour of Britain in support of local small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups.

Cameron: toasts British Pub Week at the Bernard Arms in Great Kimble

Prime Minister toasts British Pub Week

By Ewan Turney

David Cameron made good on his pledge to celebrate British Pub Week — by visiting the Bernard Arms in Great Kimble, Buckinghamshire. The Prime...

Cameron: wants a pub-friendly Government

PM to visit pub for British Pub Week

By Lesley Foottit

David Cameron has promised to visit a pub during British Pub Week — and said he wants the Coalition to be a "pub-friendly Government". Save the...

Martin: calling time on Gordie

Tim Martin: Gordon Brown is the slops

By Ewan Turney

Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has called for the British public to kick Gordon Brown out of office. Martin told The Sun the Prime Minister was like...

Healey: new minister for pubs

Healey: pub support package within weeks

By Ewan Turney

New Minister for Pubs John Healey has promised to table a package of measures to help pubs within weeks. Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed...

Coulson: only major reform could be a curfew on opening hours

Trade wary over curfew on pub hours

By Ewan Turney

The only major reform Labour or the Tories could bring in is a curfew on pub and club hours. That's the view of licensing expert Peter Coulson in response to Gordon Brown's speech at the Labour Party Conference yesterday.

Brown: more restrictive measures for pub trade

Brown to ban '24-hour drinking'

By Ewan Turney

The Prime Minister is to give councils new powers to ban all 24-hour licences in their area and make pubs pay for street cleaning and policing....

Brown: invite to Fair Pint campaign for further meeting

PM may refer pubco probe to OFT

By Ewan Turney

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will refer the investigation into pubco power to the Office of Fair Trading if the the evidence is strong enough.