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What is killing the Great British Pub?

Introduction The Great British Pub is an institution. It is an iconic, instantly-recognisable oasis of security and comfort, the world over. All pubs are unique. Yet in so many respects, all pubs are reassuringly the same. With few exceptions, one

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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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Licensees’ Joy As Bill Set To Halt Unfair Pubco Practices

Licensees Supporting Licensees (directly representing Publicans nationally) welcomes the successful unopposed third reading of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill in the House of Lords on 17th March. This Bill will provide important protection for tied publicans, their pubs

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Licensees’ Outrage at CAMRA Award

Press Release by Licensees Supporting Licensees (LSL) on behalf of LSL members, their customers, and everyone who cares for the future of Pubs in the UK. Campaign for Real Ale CAMRA labels Andrew Griffiths MP ‘Pub Parliamentarian of the Year’

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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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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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Fair Deal for Your Local write to government: “Accept simple, market-based solution to pubco overcharging and back New Clause 2”

The Fair Deal for Your Local campaign, leading the fight to get New Clause 2 into the Small Business Bill at next week’s report stage, have written to government calling on ministers to back New Clause 2 and enshrine in

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