Social Liberalism

Liberal Democrats pub policies

Lib Dems adopt range of pro-pub measures

By John Harrington

The Liberal Democrats have committed to introducing a right for pub tenants to buy the freehold of their venue if it’s put up for sale at an independently assessed market value.

Inn @ West End: election supper

Inn @ West End hosts election supper

By Gerry Price

Customers at the Inn @ West End are mostly true blue, although support for the Lib Dems rose as the campaign ground on, says Gerry Price.

MD of Abbeydale Brewery Patrick Morton and Labour candidate Meg Nunn

Tories up for victory beers

By Lesley Foottit

The Conservatives have a narrow lead over the Liberal Democrats in the poll that really counts — SIBA's 'beer-ometer'.

Foster: plan to help protect community pubs

Lib Dems will reform beer tie

By Ewan Turney

The Lib Dems would reform the beer tie and insist on a Competition Commission investigation into pub ownership.

Nick Clegg launches Lib Dem manifesto

Lib Dems would act on tax and off-trade

By John Harrington

The Liberal Democrats have promised to tackle cheap supermarket alcohol and review the "ill-thought-out" alcohol tax in their election manifesto. But there's no mention of the beer tie.

Greg Mulholland & Gareth Epps

Lib Dems want pubco debate at conference

By Gemma McKenna

Liberal Democrat anti-pubco campaigners are calling for an emergency debate on the beer tie at the party's upcoming national conference. MP Greg...

Bish: Plans make pubs a scapegoat

Lib Dem plans make pubs the scapegoat

By Ewan Turney

Pubs and bars would again be made the scapegoat for antisocial behaviour under new plans from the Liberal Democrats - which would give councils the power to hit pubs with extra taxes.