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We Did It! A Fair Deal For Licensees Given Royal Assent

Yesterday the right for tied licensees to be given a fair deal by large pub owning companies (Pubcos) was given Royal Assent and now becomes law. Yesterday our wonderful pub industry was given a chance to thrive. Yesterday tied licensees

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Campaign for greater planning protection for pubs goes on

Parliamentary Save the Pub Group  MPs from the parliamentary Save the Pub group have criticised government for opposing a simple change in planning laws that would have increased protection for pubs by requiring planning permission before they could be converted

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Government have acted in bad faith over attempt to replace Fair Deal for Your Local clause voted through by MPs

Parliamentary Save the Pub Group Representatives of the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign have criticised the Government, who have unveiled their plans to wipe out Clause 42 – the Market Rent Only clause – of the Small Business, Enterprise

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MPs seek to end scandal of pubs being demolished or turned into supermarkets without communities getting a say

Parliamentary Save the Pub Group MPs from the parliamentary Save the Pub group have laid an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill seeking to end the scandal of pubs being demolished or turned into supermarkets without needing planning permission.  New Clause

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Mulholland and Heineken meet to discuss market rent only option

Greg Mulholland MP recently met with Heineken following the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign victory to pass New Clause 2 into the Small Business Bill. Now known as Clause 42 of the Part 4 of the Bill, it included

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MPs join award winning brewer to toast historic vote for pubs with Fair Deal Victory Ale!

  MPs joined Greg Mulholland MP, Coordinator of the successful Fair Deal for Your Local campaign in the Strangers’ Bar of the House of Commons and award winning microbrewer Ilkley Brewery to toast the historic vote, when pro-pub MPs triumphed

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Parliamentary Save the Pub Group ridicules flawed report by tobacco lobbyist defending the pubco tie

The Parliamentary Save the Pub Group has ridiculed the report by the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Christopher Snowdon who is now defending the pubco tie and absurdly claiming that this disastrous business model has not had an effect on pub

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