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Low MRO numbers caused by 'complex and convoluted procedures'

Billed as a ‘new dawn’ for tenants last July, take-up for the market-rent-only (MRO) option has proved slow ever since. What has gone wrong with this critical tenet of the pubs code?

Lots of interest: 435 enquiries have been received by a PCA enquiry line

PCA to examine claims pubcos ‘inhibit’ tenant access to MROs

02-Jun-2017 - The office of Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby has approached industry bodies for evidence following concerns pubcos could be inhibiting tenant access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option.

Meagre MRO take up across major pubcos

26-May-2017 - 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.

Punch strikes distribution deal with Marston’s

24-May-2017 - Punch will change its delivery service ahead of its proposed takeover by Heineken and Patron Capital, following current distributor Carlsberg’s announcement to withdraw its UK delivery service.

Zero Marston’s licensees have taken up MRO since pubs code started

19-May-2017 - No licensees in Marston’s sites have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option and gone free of tie since the pubs code took effect in July 2016.

Six biggest tenanted pubcos to honour new planning laws early

04-May-2017 - The six biggest pubcos have agreed to honour new planning legislation ahead of it coming into force in July.

Plans to demolish Marston’s pub for 79-bed care home submitted

21-Mar-2017 - A planning application has been submitted to demolish a Marston’s pub in North Yorkshire so a care home can be built on the site.

Pub success: Starting out

09-Mar-2017 - Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know...

Gallery: pub openings January 2017

02-Feb-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.

Marston's to open first London site in 10 years

25-Jan-2017 - Marston's has followed up its positive financial results by revealing that the company plans to open a new site in London for the first time in 10 years.

Marston’s like-for-like sales rise

24-Jan-2017 - Pubco Marston’s has released its trading update for the 16 weeks to 21 January 2017 ahead of its annual general meeting.


December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.


Marston's: average profit per pub increases 8%

25-Nov-2016 - The preliminary annual accounts for Marston’s have shown that the pub company’s average profit per pub increased 8% in 2016.

Marston's Awards

Marston's pub delighted with double award win

16-Nov-2016 - A Hampshire pub manager has expressed his delight at winning two Marston’s accolades.


Gallery: Pub openings October 2016

01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.

PGB Audit

Pub Governing Body: BDM training has improved

18-Oct-2016 - Business development manager (BDM) training has improved, according to the annual audit by the Pub Governing Body (PGB).


Gallery: Pub openings September 2016

29-Sep-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the sites which have opened and been refurbished this month.


Marston’s pumps £10m into new headquarters

27-Sep-2016 - Brewer and pub heavyweight Marston’s has pumped £10m into the launch of its new Wolverhampton headquarters last week (Monday 19 September).


Pub openings August 2016

30-Aug-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs which have been refurbished and reopened in August.

Pub openings

Pub openings July 2016

28-Jul-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs reopened and renovated in July 2016.

Licensee being 'forced' out of pub

11-Jul-2016 - A licensee is leaving her pub after just two and a half years of a four-year contract with pubco Marston's.


Pub openings - June 2016

28-Jun-2016 - The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs that were opened or refurbished in June 2016.


Comment: Will good things come to those who wait?

05-Apr-2016 - For tied tenants and their campaigners, the wait for reform and a pub statutory code of practice has been a lengthy and frequently frustrating one.


Marston’s celebrates Queen’s 90th with new ale

01-Apr-2016 - Marston’s has revealed a new guest beer created especially for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, an event which pubs are allowed to extend their opening hours to 1am.

Pubco 'favouritism'

'Surviving by the skin of my teeth' thanks to rivals from own pubco

24-Feb-2016 - Licensees have hit out against the behaviour of their pubcos, claiming their actions are putting pubs at risk.

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