Slide: confidence in business future has dipped

Hospitality business confidence slides in just a week

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and other hospitality operators have said confidence in the future of their businesses is not as strong compared with a week ago, according to the results of the latest Hospitality Leaders poll by Lumina.

Extend the reduction: the Government has been urged to help out wet-led pubs by slashing VAT on beer as well as food

Calls to extend VAT reduction to beer

By Emily Hawkins

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said VAT reduction should be extended to pints as well as food to aid businesses less likely to benefit from the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Government statement: the Chancellor announced measures to help hospitality but operators were left worried about the help for wet-led venues

Wet-led pubs left disappointed by ‘unfair’ VAT cut

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade bodies and community-focused pub operators have voiced their concerns about feeling left out of the financial measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week (Wednesday 8 July).

Iron determination: Jacques Borel says cheap supermarket booze is causing binge drinking

The Big Interview: Jacques Borel

By Roger Protz

Jacques Borel has plans to create 140,000 new UK jobs by slashing VAT on food and drink to 5%. Roger Protz meets the intrepid Frenchman with a spectacular international track record Jacques Borel has a mission in life — to breathe life back into pubs...

'The government has to support pubs with a VAT cut', writes Roger Protz

The taxing issue facing pubs

By Roger Protz

I blinked in disbelief when I heard a BBC business reporter announce that one reason for a fall in the rate of inflation was a drop in the price of alcohol. “Take me to your pub!” I yelled at the television set.

BBPA meets Treasury over VAT cut

BBPA meets Treasury over VAT cut

By Adam Pescod

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) will meet Treasury officials this week to discuss the possibility of a VAT reduction across businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

Pierre White: PMA’s plan could save hundreds of pubs

Pierre White backs VAT campaign

By Noli Dinkovski

Marco Pierre White has voiced his support for the Publican's Morning Advertiser's (PMA's) campaign to cut VAT to 5% across the hospitality industry

Ralph Findlay, chief executive, Marston’s: Supports a VAT cut across hospitality sector

VAT cut to 5%: the view from the top

By MA Reporters

The Publican's Morning Advertiser asked five companies who run managed pubs — and employ a combined 100,000 people — for their views on our campaign to reduce VAT to 5% within the hospitality sector. Here's what they said...

Thrive on Five: More trade support

Bosses rally behind pub VAT cut campaign

By Michelle Perrett

The bosses of five major managed pubcos have declared support for the Publican's Morning Advertiser's (PMA's) Thrive on 5 campaign to get VAT reduced to 5% across the hospitality industry.