Councils ‘must be more proactive with rates relief’

17 Oct 2017

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has warned that not enough is being done by councils to ensure promised rates relief is being distributed to businesses.

​UK facing “greatest threat to integrity of food supply since WWII”

13 Oct 2017

The UK is facing the greatest threat to the integrity of its food supply since World War II 

David Forde

Forde: Action needed on tax

13 Oct 2017

David Forde, chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association, has said action is sorely needed to avoid an unsustainable tax burden on the sector.

Business rates relief still due for 4,500 pubs

11 Oct 2017 | By Georgina Townshend

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has said the Government has left “thousands of pubs in the lurch”.

FSA says ‘no evidence’ 2 Sisters breached safety

29 Sep 2017

The Food Standards Agency has said it found “no evidence” of safety breaches after investigating allegations about Boparan Holdings parent company, 2 Sisters Group.

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Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

Tim Martin on Boris Johnson

29 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin writes in defence of Boris Johnson and says those attacking him for perceived falsehoods in his campaign to quit the EU have often been guilty of peddling fake news themselves.

Brexit – protecting EU workers

25 Aug 2017

With the clock ticking on Britain’s exit from the EU, concerns are mounting over the impact on the nation’s hospitality sector. Rose Carey, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, reports

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR, chairs a panel of late night bar operators discussing the future of the sector

Budget shows sector voices are being heard

10 Mar 2017

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, dissects the details of this week’s Budget announcements and its impact on the sector.

Verdicts on first year of pubs code

21 Jul 2017

After years of fierce arguments, some surprising twists and a few false starts, the pubs code came into force on 21 July 2016. A year on and tenanted and leased pub companies have told MCA of their frustration at the impact it has had on their relationship with tenants but have pledged their continued support for the model. James Wallin reports

What do planning changes mean for operators?

12 May 2017

Significant changes to the way the planning system treats pubs, as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, come into force later this month. Here, British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds explains how operators will be affected.

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