Pca Paul Newby

Dropped: Greene King pulls judicial review into PCA MRO advice

Greene King drops PCA judicial review proceedings pursuit

By Nicholas Robinson

Operator Greene King has dropped its call for a judicial review into an MRO advice note from the Pubs Code, over four months after announcing its intentions to bring court action against the office.

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.

Fresh calls: a letter has been sent to Rachel Reeves MP over the CIArbs ruling on Paul Newby

Arbitrator's ruling prompts renewed calls to 'sack' Newby

By Georgina Townshend

The British Pub Confederation has written to Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee, asking her to "intervene and write to the Secretary of State", after the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators...

Concerns raised: Trade bodies and pubcos have said they are worried the handbook could 'create another level of complexity'

Concern raised over PCA's compliance handbook

By Georgina Townshend

While the pubs code adjudicator's recently published handbook for pub-owning businesses has largely been welcomed, there are worries it could "create another level of complexity, in addition to the existing code".

Rachel Reeves: chair of the BEIS select committee asks PCA for progress update

Pressure on PCA ramps up after select committee letter

By Claire Churchard

Pressure on the office of the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to account for its performance increased earlier this month following a letter from MP Rachel Reeves, who chairs the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee.

Slow progress: adjudicator Paul Newby has so far settled just 48 cases.

Pubs code adjudicator receives over 550 enquiries in its first year

By Fred A'Court

More than 550 enquiries have been made to the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) in its first year with the overwhelming number of cases that have been accepted relating to the market-rent-only (MRO) option under which tied tenants can request to go free of...