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Pub statutory code: Trade responds to market rent only option vote

By Ellie Bothwell, 19-Nov-2014 Leading figures in the pub trade have responded to the new market rent only option for tied tenants in the pubs code. New Clause 2 was voted through by MPsyesterday following a passionate debate in the House of Commons. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Pub-statutory-code-Trade-responds-to-market-rent-only-option-vote  

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Budget Buster' beer presented to Chancellor

Chancellor George Osborne enjoys a bottle of ‘George’s Budget Buster’, presented to him at the Conservative Party Conference by Andrew Griffiths, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, on behalf of the brewing industry The beer was presented to Mr Osborne alongside the new ‘Cheers 2014’ report, which documents the positive impact of is […]

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Ten facts about new Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins

Ten facts about new Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins By James Wallin, 17-Jul-2014 Controversial remarks, Nadine Dorries and championing beer all feature in our brief guide to the new community pubs minster, Kris Hopkins. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Ten-facts-about-new-Pubs-Minister-Kris-Hopkins  

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London councils 'curb pub openings'

London councils ‘curb pub openings’ By Ellie Bothwell, 17-Jul-2014 London councils are clamping down on granting planning permission for new drinking outlets, to prevent a “saturation of pubs” and the creation of “binge drinking hubs”, property agents have warned. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Property-News/London-councils-curb-pub-openings  

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MPs attack 'grave flaws' in pubs code proposals as Small Business Bill is debated

MPs attack ‘grave flaws’ in pubs code proposals as Small Business Bill is debated By James Wallin, 16-Jul-2014 Pubs dominated heated discussions within the House of Commons this evening as the bill containing a proposed statutory code for the sector got its second reading. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/MPs-attack-grave-flaws-in-pubs-code-proposals-as-Small-Business-Bill-is-debated  

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Kris Hopkins named new Community Pubs Minister

Kris Hopkins named new Community Pubs Minister By Ruth Williams, 17-Jul-2014 Kris Hopkins has been named the new community pubs minister, replacing Brandon Lewis following the Cabinet reshuffle. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Kris-Hopkins-named-new-Community-Pubs-Minister  

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Brandon Lewis promises pubs will be 'well looked after' following Gov't reshuffle

Brandon Lewis promises pubs will be ‘well looked after’ following Gov’t reshuffle By Ellie Bothwell, 15-Jul-2014 Brandon Lewis MP has promised that the pub industry will remain “well looked after”, following his promotion to Minister of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) today. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Brandon-Lewis-promises-pubs-will-be-well-looked-after-following-Gov-t-reshuffle  

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Pub Politics Proving a Big Hit with Voters

Local MP Simon Hart’s “pub politics” sessions are proving a big hit with voters with more than 75 people turning up at the most recent session at the Milton Brewery near Carew. Mr Hart has been holding the informal meetings at pubs and clubs around Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire for the past 15 months. […]

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