Three in four PMA readers think statutory code plans don't go far enough

By James Wallin

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PMA readers think the Government should go further in regulating pubcos
PMA readers think the Government should go further in regulating pubcos
Readers of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser have called for the Government to go further in its plans to regulate the pubco/tenant relationship.

A poll on the PMA​ website found 75% thought the Government’s proposals did not go far enough.

It comes as the pub sector begins to digest the Government’s proposals, which were announced in the Queen’s speech last week.

While the pubcos have been keen to stress the importance of accepting the Government’s decision and moving on, campaigners have said they will continue to press for a mandatory market rent only option to be enshrined in the code.

Many readers contacted the PMA​ to share their views. These included:

  • “Leaving the beer tie in operation with no free trade price benchmark simply means that the pubcos can still charge over the top for the products they force us to buy.
  • “Nothing has changed at all.  My rent has never been the problem, it has always been a struggle to make the correct amount of profit from the products we sell to cover the costs of the business and make a profit.”
  • “The pubco’s model is flawed, this tinkering will not change a thing and its taken five years since the parliamentiary review to do nothing.”
  • “Another white wash from the Government, which doesn’t go far enough.”
  • “Disappointed about the rejection of the guest beer option. Ok, I can understand that it could lead to tenants using the option for their best selling beer - usually lager. Maybe it would have been better to have a guest ale option.”

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