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Preparing for the rent review fight

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Preparing for the rent review fight

By Michelle Perrett

The term ‘rent review’ can strike fear into the heart of any licensee. Michelle Perrett finds out how to negotiate the best possible deal in the first of this two-part series.

Tory leader David Cameron: backing calls fro reform of the pub industry

Conservatives back action on beer tie

By Ewan Turney

The Conservatives have backed calls for pubcos and brewers to offer tenants a free of tie option by June 2011 or face statutory regulation. The news...

Luff: BBPA code must be enforced to enforce change in the industry

Luff sceptical over pubco ability to change

By Ewan Turney

The MP behind the highly critical Business and Enterprise Committee report into pubcos says he is "sceptical" about the ability of pubcos to implement change in the industry. Peter Luff said he must be convinced the BBPA code can stick.

Income share: machine tie is said to be unfair to tenants

Pubcos slated over AWPs

By The PMA Team

Machine suppliers have accused Punch and Enterprise of increasing the share of machine income in the five years TISC.

Fair Pint: lobby day a success

Mulholland: pubcos are morally bankrupt

By Ewan Turney & Gemma McKenna

The way tied tenants are being treated by pubcos is an "absolute national disgrace" — that was the savage attack launched by Greg Mullholland.

Pring: Truthfully, pubcos have only themselves to blame for the mess they now find themselves in

Wake-up call for the pubcos

By Andrew Pring

The conclusions of the Business and Enterprise Committee's report must form the foundations of a fresh start for the industry, says Andrew Pring.

Pring: pubcos should share in their licensees' fortunes, be they up or down

Bespoke prices would suit all

By Andrew Pring

Licensees can't do it on their own — they need flexibility from their pubcos to rival the big managed operators, says Andrew Pring.