Taken from The Publican http://www.thepublican.com/
Industry spared in Queen's Speech
18 November, 2009
By John Dunne
Pubs avoid facing any new measures
The industry can breath a sigh of relief after being spared any new shake-up in the Queen's Speech.
Measures to steer Britian out of recession and to keep a tight rein on bankers' excesses were among the key policy proposals announced.
That contrasts with last year when licensees were in the firing line.
They were hit with the Policing and Crime Bill - which is now law and includes the controversial mandatory code of practice.
Mark Hastings of the British Beer & Pub Association said: "The fact that the pub industry has not been mentioned this time round is a blessing. The fact that there has been no increase in the legislative or regulatory burden in the pub sector is a good thing.
"Of course as a lobby we are always still looking for legislation that can assist the pub sector."