Pubs code campaigners are outraged at the announced consultation into how the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) will investigate breaches of the code, claiming the legislation is still effectively ‘not ready’.
Tenant organisations have asked government officials for more time to respond to the pubs code consultation, arguing it is ‘unreasonable’ to ask tenants to reply to the consultation in their peak trading time in the build-up to Christmas.
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The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA) claims the industry is now fully engaged in “fashioning a settlement to the industry’s problems” as all the parties are working under Government direction.
Confusion surrounding the setting up of an advisory service for new people coming into the pub trade has been caused by the absence of an overall governing body, claims Federation of Licenced Victuallers Association chief executive Nigel Williams.