Rachel Reeves: chair of the BEIS select committee asks PCA for progress update

Pressure on PCA ramps up after select committee letter

By Claire Churchard

Pressure on the office of the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to account for its performance increased earlier this month following a letter from MP Rachel Reeves, who chairs the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee.

Dramatic decline in young people going for pub drink

Dramatic decline in young people going for pub drink

By Emily Sutherland

The number of people heading down to the pub for an evening drink has fallen dramatically according to a new survey, with those aged 18-34 the most likely to entertain at home rather than at a pub, bar or restaurant.

Chilli White: Yellowhammer site in Leeds

Yellowhammer Bars cuts estate to 17 sites

By Mark Wingett

Yellowhammer Bars, which is run by Volante Management, has undergone a strategic review that has seen its late-night venue estate cut to 17 sites.

Kornicus reports increase in festive trade

Kornicus reports increase in festive trade

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Kornicis, the operator of the Jamie’s Bar and Henry J Beans brands, is the latest bar group to report an increase in trade over the festive period, with like-for-like sales up 15% in the five weeks to 31 December.

Mulholland calls for Tuppen resignation

Mulholland calls for Tuppen resignation

By Adam Pescod

Pub campaigner Greg Mulholland MP has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament condemning Enterprise Inns chief executive Ted Tuppen’s recent criticism of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BISC), and calling for Enterprise shareholders...

MPs: received letter from BBPA

BBPA defends pubcos to MPs

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has written to every MP to refute claims from the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee (BISC) that the beer tie is causing pubs to close.

Pubcos: subject to criticism in Report

BISC report: conclusions outlined

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Here are the conclusions and recommendations from today’s damning report on pubcos from the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee (BISC):

RICS: national database will help the trade

RICS upbeat on pub costs surveys

By John Harrington

The pub sector will soon have "good quality information" on running costs, which are used to set rents, for the first time - so says RICS.

Pubcos: under the microscope

Luff to meet Government over pubcos

By John Harrington

The damning report by MPs into pubcos is expected to be discussed tomorrow between Consumer Affairs Minister Kevin Brennan and Peter Luff.

Tuppen: OFT doing a thorough job

Enterprise: OFT doing a thorough job

By The PMA Team

Enterprise Ted Tuppen reports that the Office of Fair Trading is undertaking "very thorough analysis" of the pub sector as it responds to Camra's...

Peter Luff

MPs furious at inaction on licensing

By John Harrington

Peter Luff is among nine MPs to express "extreme" disappointment at the Government's rejection of calls to make licensing work better for pubs. The...

Luff: has written to the Government

Luff gives pub trade till October to change

By Ewan Turney

Business and Enterprise Committee chairman Peter Luff has urged the Government to give the industry until October to change following its damning...

Fair Pint

New campaign against beer tie

By John Harrington

Fair Pint and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have launched a campaign urging the Government to refer the beer tie to the Competition Commission.

Peter Luff: not impressed by pubco response

Luff: pubco chiefs look foolish

By Andrew Pring

The chairman of the Parliamentary probe into pub companies says pubco chiefs have "made themselves look foolish" in their response to the inquiry's...

Mulholland (L) is urging tenants to get involved in lobby day

Mulholland backs Fair Pint lobby day

By Ewan Turney

Vociferous anti-pubco MP Greg Mulholland has given his backing to the Fair Pint lobby day on 20 May. Following the publication of the Business and...

Brown: GMB to brief PM on plight of pubs

Union to brief Prime Minister on tied pubs

By Ewan Turney

A trade union has been asked to brief the Prime Minister on the plight of tied pubs. The Morning Advertiser has learnt that the GMB, which has backed...

Accident reporting

Accident reporting

A member of my staff had an accident at work last week in my pub. She has now been off work for several days. Do I have to report this?The reporting...