Independent Pub Confederation

Find issues to unite on, urges Rob Willock

Keep an eye on the ball

By Rob Willock

If I was naive enough to think the Government’s response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee report on the pubco-tenant relationship would draw a line under the matter, I have been well and truly disabused of that notion.

David Elliott: 'Get the right licensee in place'

'Pantogate' saga masks BISC inquiry issues

By David Elliott

Interesting comments last week from Ted Tuppen regarding the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry (BISC). While calling the process a ‘political pantomime’ was probably going too far, this one-liner has led to a lot of unnecessary objections...

BBPA: will look at recommendations

BBPA defends pubcos after new study

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has defended pubcos treatment of tenants after they were slammed in a report from the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Some tenants are campaigning for a break in the beer tie

FPB: pubcos holding tenants to ransom

By Michelle Perrett

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has called for stronger regulation of the pub trade claiming pubcos are holding tenants to ransom.

Codes of practice: under scrutiny

Pubcos: a good first step but more to do

By Michelle Perrett

A start has been made, but there is still "much more" that needs to be done by the industry to put the relationship between pubcos and tenants on a better footing, according to Independent Pub Confederation (IPC) secretary Kate Nicholls.

Pubcos: will be back under the spotlight

MPs to re-open pubco inquiry

By The PMA Team

The BISC investigating pubco power is set to meet again on 28 June and 5 July, the PMA has learnt.

FLVA: considering link-up

FLVA chews over move to join IPC

By Michelle Perrett

The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA) could be set to join the Independent Pub Confederation (IPC).

IPC: keeping close tabs on pubco reforms

IPC to report on pubco progress

By Gemma McKenna

The Independent Pub Confederation will provide a update to the parliamentary committee investigating pubcos by the end of the summer. Last week the...

MPs: IPC calls for fair and legal framework for tenants

IPC wants pubco review in one year

By Gemma McKenna

The new Independent Pub Confederation (IPC) wants MPs who conducted the probe into pubcos to formally review the trade's progress in one year's time.

IPC told MPs it is the true voice of the trade

IPC: we are true voice of pub trade

By Ewan Turney

The newly formed Independent Pub Confederation (IPC) told MPs it represented the true voice of the pub trade at a meeting last night.

IPC aims to represent the licensees, brewers and consumers

IPC to create unified voice for pub trade

By Ewan Turney

The newly formed Independent Pub Confederation is to position itself as the trade representative body for Government to talk to about all issues affecting the pub industry.

ALMR chief executive Nick Bish is part of the newly formed IPC

IPC: we represent 25,000 pub licensees

By Ewan Turney

The newly formed Independent Pub Confederation (IPC) claims to represent 25,000 licensees and is not for the total abolition of the beer tie.

GMV: wants an end to the beer tie

'BBPA code no more than best practice'

By Ewan Turney

The BBPA's new Framework Code of Practice on the Granting of Tenancies and Leases is nothing more than best practice, according to the GMV.

Bish: pleased with RICS report

IPC welcomes RICS pub rent findings

By Ewan Turney

The newly formed Independent Pub Confederation (IPC) has welcomed the findings of the report into the fairness of rent setting.

Protesters, including Ward, will march on Parliament on 7 December

Pubco protesters to march on Parliament

By Ewan Turney

Angry tied pub tenants will march on Parliament on 7 December demanding urgent action on rents and the beer tie. The march is being organised by Justice for Licensees leader Inez Ward.

Mulholland with Justice for Licensees leader Inez Ward

MP: real need for mandatory pubco reform

By Ewan Turney

The breakdown of the landmark pub trade mediation talks prove there is a real need for mandatory reform to the tied pub model, says Greg Mulholland.

Benner: disappointed in mediation failure

Camra: Government must act on pubcos

By Ewan Turney

Government and Competition authority intervention are now the only routes to resolving the great pubco-tenant battle, says Camra.