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Mark Daniels: Weighing up the pros and cons of the beer tie debate

Sticks And Stones...

By Mark Daniels

Last week, my eleven-year-old started Big School (though don’t call it that to his face, he thinks it makes him sound babyish) and, with that transition from primary to secondary education, he’s going through a few changes he’s finding awkward.

Dodds: Facing eviction

Fair Pint founder faces eviction from pub

By Ewan Turney

A founding member of Fair Pint is facing eviction from his pub over a £125,000 bill for unpaid legal expenses and backdated rent. Mark Dodds,...

Fair Pint: concern over churn rate

Fair Pint: 'Five pubs fail every day'

By Ewan Turney

Anti-beer tie group Fair Pint believes the failure rate of pubs may be as high as five per day — it disputes figures given by BBPA.

Bish: some progress made

Pubco codes need 'forensic' examination

By Lesley Foottit at Westminster

Pub companies have made progress on creating a fairer deal but new codes of practice need to undergo "a forensic examination".

The Crypt: jazz club taken over by Dodds and Corbett

Fair Pint duo open jazz club

By Ewan Turney

Fair Pint founding members Steve Corbett and Mark Dodds have taken over a famous jazz club in south London. The duo have taken on a free-of-tie...

Fair Pint's pub set to open soon in Westminster

Fair Pint to open pub near Parliament

By Gemma McKenna

Anti-beer tie lobby group Fair Pint is looking for a pub in Westminster to act as its new HQ. Revenue from the pub — to be called The Fair Pint — will help fund the group.

Fair Pint's Mark Dodds, Nicky Francey and Steve Corbett met with Peter Mandelson

Mandelson meets with Fair Pint

By Ewan Turney

Anti-beer tie campaigners Fair Pint met with Business Secretary Lord Peter Mandelson to discuss the Government's proposals for reform of the tie. Mandelson met with Fair Pint members Mark Dodds, Steve Corbett and Nicky Francey.

Fair Pint: remarkable success inside two years

Fair Pint: pubco model days are numbered

By Ewan Turney

The days of the pubco business model are now numbered — so says anti-beer tie group Fair Pint as it reacted to new plans from the Pubs Minister...

Dodds: hopes for community buy-out at the Sun and Doves in Camberwell

Fair Pint pub plans community buy-out

By Ewan Turney

A Fair Pint founding member is hoping to buy the freehold of his pub via a community buy-out. Mark Dodds leases the Sun & Doves in Camberwell,...

Fair Pint: appeal for donations

Fair Pint seeks donations from tied tenants

By Ewan Turney

Anti-beer tie lobby group Fair Pint is appealing for donations from supporters to help ramp up its campaign in a "make or break" year for the pub...

Fair Pint: challenge to BBPA

'Publish code in next 24hrs or we will'

By Ewan Turney

Publish your new code of practice in the next 24 hours or we will — that's the challenge to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) laid down...

RICS: 'won't be rushed'

RICS rent reform 'won't be rushed'

By John Harrington

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says it won't rush to give a timetable for implementing changes to make the pub rent-setting process more transparent.

Fair Pint: hopes Europe will take a different view

Fair Pint focuses beer tie debate on Europe

By John Harrington

Fair Pint says it's "full steam ahead" for lobbying Europe over the beer tie despite the UK's OFT giving the tie a clean bill of health last week.

Corbett (L) during a radio debate with BBPA's Mark Hastings

Fair Pint founder steps up role

By Gemma McKenna

Fair Pint founding member Steve Corbett will take on a more active role in the campaign to strike a fairer deal for tied tenants. On Monday Corbett...

Fair Pint: campaigning against the beer tie

Fair Pint: tie forcing up beer prices

By Ewan Turney

The beer tie is being used to extract extra income from struggling tenants and is forcing up the price of beer to consumers, Fair Pint has told the...

Corbett: fighting for tenants

'Pub tenants need an independent champion'

By Ewan Turney

Anti-pubco brigade Fair Pint has called for a genuine independent representative body for tenants. Fair Pint believes Enterprise boss Ted Tuppen's...

Alistair Darby

Marston's defends new tenants' deal

By John Harrington

Marston's Pub Company boss Alistair Darby has rejected criticism of the firm's new freetrade prices deal by anti-pubco group Fair Pint. Marston's is...

Fair Pint

Fair Pint condemns Marston's deal

By The PMA Team

Fair Pint has condemned a new freetrade prices deal from Marston's for not including a reform of the way in which rents are calculated. It has...

Hoey: keen to get help licensees

Three MPs plan pubco workshops

By Gemma McKenna

Three London Labour MPs — including a serving minister and an ex-minister — are to hold workshops with local licensees about how pubcos affect...

Punch: keen to engage on reform

Punch to attend Fair Pint talks

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns has agreed to hold talks with anti-beer tie brigade Fair Pint at Westminster next week. The tenanted pubco is the first to accept the...