Open Market Rent

Bob Neill is a former pubs minister

Statutory Code: Former pubs minister calls for free-of-tie option

By John Harrington

A former Government minister for pubs has urged Business Secretary Vince Cable to go further under the proposed statutory code of pub companies and give tenants the right to have a free-of-tie option combined with an open market rent review.

Tuppen: new freedom in leases

Tuppen: tie campaigners 'preposterous'

By Ewan Turney

Enterprise Inns boss Ted Tuppen has hit out at the "preposterous" idea put forward by anti-tie campaigners that contracts can be changed.