Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie has told The Morning Advertiser (MA) her decision to fine Star Pubs & Bars for pubs code breaches demonstrates she is both ‘a regulator with teeth’ and is 'prepared to bite'
During this uniquely challenging time the financial stresses that Covid-19 has inflicted on tied tenants should not exacerbated by pubs code breaches by their pub-owning business. The industry should know I am watching this very closely.
The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) is seeking to clarify the situation when it comes to trigger events for pubs in light of the ongoing challenges to the hospitality sector, however operators are being warned to seek professional advice before proceeding.
The businesses regulated by the pubs code have signed a joint declaration to protect tenant rights after informing pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby that they are unable to uphold duties during the Covid-19 shutdown.
Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby is set to gather more evidence on the effectiveness of the pubs code after compliance reports from the six big pubcos appeared to confirm earlier research showing "significiant barriers" faced by tied tenants.