Mro Option

Important step: pubcos' 'commitment to clarity and transparency' is welcome

Pubcos waive confidentiality rights over MRO

By Michelle Perrett

The six pub-operating businesses (POBs) covered by the pubs code have agreed to waive their right to confidentiality in market-rent-only (MRO) option arbitration decisions.

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.

Pubs code published with changes to MRO


Pubs code published with changes to MRO

By James Evison

The government's response to the consultation on the pubs code has been published with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills making a number of changes to the code

Licensees’ fears over MRO option


Licensees’ fears over MRO option


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...

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.

The new clause was passed by 15 votes after 284 MPs voted in favour

MPs vote for market rent only option in pubs code

By Ellie Bothwell

MPs have voted to include a market rent only option clause for tied tenants in the pubs code following a passionate debate in the House of Commons, putting the future of the beer tie into question.