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Outgoing Punch chief executive on the future for Punch pubs

By Claire Churchard

Following the news that Punch chief executive Duncan Garrood has decided to leave the business, after Patron completed its deal to buy the group's pubs, The Morning Advertiser gets the inside track on why he isn’t staying for the transition period...

Concerned: pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby vows to investigate MRO issues further

PCA to confront pub owning businesses over MRO blocking

By Claire Churchard

Pub-owning businesses (POBs) are blocking tied tenants’ access to the market rent only option (MRO) and going against the spirit of the pubs code, according to a report commissioned by the pubs code adjudicator’s office.

Increased selection: Punch and Star pubs can order beers from outside their ordinary range for festivals

How can tied pubs still host beer festivals?

By James Beeson

The hot summer weather may be but a distant memory, but for many pubs the arrival of summer is hailed as the perfect opportunity to increase trade and footfall by hosting a beer festival. 

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

Meagre MRO take up across major pubcos

By Liam Coleman

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.

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