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Enterprise Inns not in breach of code in third PICA-Service case

By Michelle Perrett , 19-Dec-2012
Last updated on 20-Dec-2012 at 11:00 GMT2012-12-20T11:00:32Z

Enterprise Inns not in breach of code in third PICA-Service case

Enterprise Inns was found not to have breached of its code of practice nor to have acted contrary to the spirit of its code in the third case presented to the Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) on 11 December.

The service is part of the self-regulation agreement between the industry and the Government to manage the pubco-tenant relationship.

The tenant, who has requested their identity be withheld, presented two complaints. The first concerned the backdated and continuance of rental adjustments and business support and the second concerned the manner in which rental valuations and negotiations were conducted.

Previously, Enterprise Inns was found in breach of its code of practice in the first two cases to go through the process.

The next PICA-Service panel hearing is due to take place on 12 February, 2013.

PICA-Service was formed by five of the industry’s leading associations (the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, the British Beer & Pub Association, the BII, the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations and the Guild of Master Victuallers)  to deliver self-regulation to the tied tenanted pub industry. 

The mandate of the service is to deal with breaches of the industry framework code of practice, or breaches of individual pub company and (pub-owning) brewery codes of practice, occurring after 30 June 2010.

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