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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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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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