Pubs Code

Transparent data: pubcos regulated by the pubs code have started publishing monthly figures on responses to MRO-applications

Pubs code data published by BBPA

By Emily Hawkins

Pubcos regulated by the pubs code have started publishing monthly data on the numbers of market rent only (MRO) notices issued, conversion rates into MRO agreements and other trends.

Timetable needed: BEIS minister Richard Harrington will take into consideration calls to begin a review into the pubs code early next year

Pubs code review considered for early 2019

By Emily Hawkins

Richard Harrington, Under Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has said he will consider calls for a review into the pubs code to begin at the start of 2019.

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.

Rethink: SBPA says a pubs code in Scotland would cost jobs, investment and opportunities

SBPA warns against proposals to introduce a pubs code in Scotland

By Georgina Townshend

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association have called for a "rethink" on the proposed bill which would establish a pubs code in Scotland, saying that if successful, it would "cost jobs, investment and opportunities, while punishing tied-pubs...

Newby: report to be published in weeks

PCA report on pubcos and MRO due in weeks

By Michelle Perrett

The pubs code adjudicator (PCA) will publish a report in the "coming weeks" on the outcome of an investigation into the actions of pubcos regarding the market-rent-only (MRO) option.

Confusing elements: controversy has stalked the pubs code at every stage

Spotlight: When is MRO not MRO?

By Michelle Perrett

Controversy has stalked the pubs code at every stage. But one of the most confusing elements is licensees’ access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option. Here, we look at how this part of the legislation is progressing, or not, in some cases.