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The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 45

The Lock In Podcast

The ongoing impact of the Pubs Code...

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team take a look back at the Pubs Code and the impact of MRO - how has the legislation reshaped the UK pub market for the better or worse, and what does the future hold?

Legislative landmark: The Morning Advertiser reflects on some of the pubs code's major milestones ahead of its fifth anniversary on 21 July

The pubs code turns five

Timeline: Five years of the pubs code and PCA

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks back on some of the pubs code's major milestones ahead of the fifth anniversary of its enforcement on 21 July.

The pubs code was arguably meant to provide an easy way out of tied deals with the big pubcos, but it could cost more than you think.

MRO: can you afford it?

By Stuart Stone

The hoops pub tied tenants need to jump through to access MRO are also steeped in costs. While going free-of-tie can be ultimately rewarding, the question to consider is whether you are prepared for the cost?

Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby 'pubs code is not failing'

Pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby 'pubs code is not failing'

By Claire Churchard

With just a year under its belt, the pubs code still has a lot to prove. The Morning Advertiser talks to pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby to find out why the legislation is making so many people frustrated and what he can do, and is doing, about...

MRO concerns: evidence given to PCA was 'comprehensive', says PAS in letter to BBPA

PAS slams BBPA response to PCA's MRO report as ‘utter rubbish’

By Claire Churchard

The Pubs Advisory Service (PAS) has written an open letter criticising the response from the head of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) to a report providing evidence that pub companies are blocking tied tenants’ access to the market rent only...

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.

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.

The journey to the pubs code

Legislation

The journey to the pubs code

By James Evison

On 18 November 2014, MPs voted in favour of the market rent only-option (MRO) in the pubs code. It’s been a long time coming, but finally the promise of that day has been delivered. The Morning Advertiser looks back on the journey to implementation.

Punch licensee denied MRO and hit with 40% rent increase

Pubs code delay

Punch licensee denied MRO and hit with 40% rent increase

By Oli Gross

A Punch tenant has been hit by a potential 40% rent increase and denied the opportunity of employing the market rent only (MRO) option, despite her rent review falling after the original start date of the new pubs code.

Industry predictions for 2016

Industry predictions for 2016

By PMA editorial

A selection of industry figures make their predictions for 2016. Read on to find out what they think the year ahead has in store for us.

Pub property predictions for 2016 in the freehold and leasehold market

Pub property predictions for 2016

By Ben Winstanley

It's been a promising year for the leisure property market as confidence continues to return. We ask two agents for their thoughts on 2015 and what the year ahead has in store. 

Rent levels bear no relation to MRO

Property advice

Rent levels bear no relation to MRO

By David Morgan

The market rent-only option in the Government’s upcoming pubs code has many in the industry worried. David Morgan at Morgan & Clarke explains more.

Draft pubs code battle begins

Legislation

Draft pubs code battle begins

By Mike Berry & Michelle Perrett

Pubco reform campaigners are set to launch a battle to get parallel rental assessments (PRA) reinserted back into the pubs code.

10 things we've learnt about the pubs code

Pubs code

10 things we've learnt about the pubs code

By Michelle Perrett

The Government has published its first draft of the pubs code and how it proposes the market rent-only option (MRO) will work in practice. Here are 10 key points from the draft code.

Licensees’ fears over MRO option

Legislation

Licensees’ fears over MRO option

By PMA

Licensees from around the country offer their views on the market-rent only option - and what it could means for their pubs.

Simon Clarke: Offers advice on the MRO

Business Advice

Q&A: Pubs code and MRO option

By Simon Clarke

Last month, the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill received Royal Assent, with the Government confirming that the pubs code will come into force before the end of May 2016. Fair Pint campaigner and chartered surveyor Simon Clarke provides...

Willock: MRO 'no one knows with any certainty how the market will shape up'

Playing politics with pubs

By Rob Willock

Did you follow the House of Commons debate that immediately preceded the successful amendment vote for a Market Rent Only (free of tie) option for pub tenants?

Campaigners celebrating the MRO vote outside Parliament last week

Tenants groups hail MRO clause in pubs code

By Mike Berry

Tenant groups have expressed their delight at last week’s vote by MPs to include a market rent-only (MRO) clause in the statutory pubs code, claiming its introduction will be transformational for tied tenants.