The Government’s inclusion of parallel rent assessments in the pub statutory code risks being unlawful if it means an adjudicator could use them as a basis to determine rent, British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) policy director Andy Tighe has warned.
A third of non-domestic properties that had an energy performance certificate (EPC) lodged last year were given a poor rating of E or lower, according to a new Government report on the energy performance of building certificates.
Shadow pubs minister Toby Perkins has called for the Government to clamp down on rogue foreign satellite suppliers and open talks with Sky and BT about their policy of prosecuting individual publicans broadcasting sports programmes without a commercial...
If you run a pub that provides entertainment and there is noise escaping from your premises you may face enforcement from the local authority’s environmental health noise officer, perhaps in addition to any licensing enforcement by way of review. Licensing...
The licensee of the Alma in Islington, north London, was evicted last week after a four-year legal dispute with Enterprise Inns. It’s a sad situation that should never have escalated to the point where the relationship between pubco and tenant became...
Bernard Brindley, chairman of the Pubs Governing Body (PGB), has accused some licensees who have used the Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) of trying to “discredit” the system.
A group of licensees that have been through the Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) process met with Business Innovation and Skills minister Jo Swinson yesterday to hand over a dossier claiming self-regulation has failed.
The PMA’s online discussion forums have been rather quiet and civilised of late. That’s partly because we’ve not written much recently about the Government’s proposals to introduce statutory regulation of the pubco/tenant relationship — stories that are...
Where do you stand if a passer-by injures themselves by tripping over a table outside your pub? In the first of a series of articles on insurance and legal issues, law firm Weightmans provides the answers.
Two members of the Independent Pub Confederation (IPC) have refused to sit on a new self-regulatory board that will oversee the operation of the Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme and the Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service (PICA-Service).
You've had enough of your boring job and want to own a bar. You've seen a vacant property on the high street of your local town, but don't know where to start. Here are eight top tips to getting the bar up and running.
Enterprise Inns chief executive Ted Tuppen has said that proposals by the Government to transfer £102m of economic benefit to tenants under statutory regulation proposals could have “damaging unintended consequences” for the industry.
The Portman Group has reissued a Retailer Alert Bulletin for Laverstoke Park Farm Ale and Lager which asks retailers not to place orders for these products in their current packaging after 17 May 2013.
The licensee in the third case to go to the Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) against Enterprise Inns has gone to county court to accuse the pubco of not assessing her rent properly.
Greene King will “embrace the consultation process” for statutory regulation of the pubco/tenant relationship, according to managing director Simon Longbottom, despite his reservations about the government’s abandonment of the self-regulation process.