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CAMRA wants fairer business rates for local pubs

Consumer group the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is urging the Government to radically reform the Business Rates system in England to make it fairer for local pubs. With the beer and pubs industry still rebuilding from COVID-19, fundamental changes to the Business Rates system are needed if pubs are…


Shepherd Neame launchs Photography Competition

Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame has just launched its first Spring Photography Competition, with a £250 gift card up for grabs Launched to celebrate its new Charity of the Year partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust, the independent family brewer is inviting you to get outdoors with your camera to take…


Pubs APPG launches ground-breaking report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs (Pubs APPG) has launched its ground-breaking ‘Raising the Bar’ report, which aims to quantify the effect of the pandemic on pubs and the people who run them and identify opportunities to create a thriving pub sector The Inquiry received over 15,000 responses from publicans,…


National Pubwatch conference returns in 2022

Supporting vulnerable customers, combating drink spiking, preventing sexual misconduct and counter terrorism, will be just some of the issues tackled at the National Pubwatch conference later this month. The conference, which is back this year after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, will take place at the Crowne…


PubAid receives highest ever support from industry

PubAid has received its highest ever level of support from brewers, pub companies and industry suppliers, setting it on course to achieve its ambitions over this year and beyond to promote pubs as a force for good in their communities. Several existing supporters have renewed their commitment to provide PubAid…


Shepherd Neame to brew premium Thai lager Singha for the UK

Shepherd Neame has signed a deal with Boon Rawd Brewery Company Limited to brew premium Thai lager Singha for the UK market. Shepherd Neame will distribute UK-brewed Singha in keg and bottle to selected pubs in its 310-strong estate across London and the South East, and to on and off-trade…