'Time to prove that pubs fit with government's agenda,' says Rob Willock

Duty-bound to try again

By Rob Willock

So, after the time and effort the industry expended trying to persuade the Government to halt the alcohol duty escalator, George Osborne dashed our hopes with a single sentence: “Today I have no further changes to make to the main duty rates set out by...

Charity: hoping for better weather in 2011

Slow thaw to big trade freeze

By The PMA Team

December's snowfall hit the pub trade hard, though some operators managed good sales growth, says The PMA Team.



How did this week's storms affect you? Ian Rigg The Taps Lytham Lancashire We expected a rough time, but this part of the world escaped fairly...