Limited MRO take up across major pubcos

Low pick-up: only a handful of licensees have taken the MRO option

Only eight licensees have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option across five of the six pubcos governed by the pubs code since it came into force in July 2016.

Trade restriction pledge: UKIP wants to repeal the Licensing Act 2003 and bring in new legislation

UKIP wants to ‘restrict trading times’ for pubs

'Traumatic experience': licensee claims personal property was 'stolen' in debt collection

Licensee complains to Punch after debt collectors ‘steal’ property

Weather is set fair: pubs hope for increase in weekend trade

Pubs heading for bumper bank holiday trade

Pesky pest: the Wigan pub has now reopened after the infestation (credit: Thinkstock)

Pub ordered to close due to rodent infestation

Looking ahead: Molson Coors on-trade sales director Martyn Cozens is optimistic about the future of pubs

Molson Coors boss: Future of on-trade 'brighter than ever'

Encouraging figures: Young's CEO Patrick Dardis hailed recent trading as 'strong'

Young’s credits brunch and Sunday lunch offer for strong performance

Licensing objectives cited: Greene King loses bingo application in Court of Appeal

Greene King loses bingo licence appeal

Copper-tinged: The operator is using the same designer as was used for its Birmingham site

£420,000 investment for Alchemist sites

Food festival: the Streatham-based event aims to showcase a variety of food

Streatham pubs to showcase district’s diversity with mini plates offer

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Drinks

Winner: rugby legend Phil Vickery is Doom Bar ambassador

Rugby legend Phil Vickery is Doom Bar ambassador

Crafty: mainstream lager brands look to craft

How far will mainstream lager makers take craft?

Deal struck: Marston's will distribute beer to part of Punch's current estate

Punch strikes distribution deal with Marston’s

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Pub Food

High-calibre chef: Adam Turley is joining Brakspear's Running Horses pub

AA Rosette chef Adam Turley joins Brakspear

High-calibre chef: Adam Turley is joining Brakspear's Running Horses pub

AA Rosette chef Adam Turley joins Brakspear

Space maximisation: the new area will house a pizza oven and is targeting everyday dining

Award winners unveil £25k revamped garden

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Legal

Recognition: (left to right) Superintendent Becky Mears, ACC Nikki Ross, Debie Pearmain, Diane Brown and Steve Baker

National Pubwatch launches Star Awards

A community asset: any structural change to the pub would now require planning permission

Battersea pub gains ACV status before planned demolition

Remain vigilant: betting on pub Wi-Fi explained. Picture credit: Ivanko_Brnjakovic/istock/shutterstock.co.uk

Legal Q&A: should pubs let punters use their Wi-Fi to bet online?

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Operators

Role resignation: Michael Ibbotson (left) has resigned as managing director

Provenance Inns co-founder quits as director

Role resignation: Michael Ibbotson (left) has resigned as managing director

Provenance Inns co-founder quits as director

Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

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Running your pub

Esteemed company: highlights of the final will be shown ahead of the FA Cup final

Pubs urged to show support for BT Sport Pub Cup final

Fine lines: FullClear can contact operators with reminders on beer line cleaning

Unique line cleaning partnership launched

Pubgoers' approval: thousands plan to attend a Fuller's pub in London if Labour wins

Thousands of Labour supporters plan 'victory pub party'

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Popular News

Delighted with the deal: Charles Wells chief executive Justin Phillimore

Marston’s buys Charles Wells’ beer business for £55m

Deal struck: Marston's will distribute beer to part of Punch's current estate

Punch strikes distribution deal with Marston’s

Important milestone: Craft Union Pub Company, part of Ei Managed Operations, has begun its “nationwide expansion”

More than 30 pubs added to Craft Union Pub Company's estate

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