The pandemic is having an effect on many lives and businesses across the whole pub trade – one outcome of this could be pub acquisitions by investors with long-term confidence in the recovery of the sector.
Pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie has approved a new declaration to ‘pause and preserve’ key rights during fresh lockdown restrictions and written to tied tenants in recognition of yet another ‘bitter blow’.
The pubs code is not just about market rent only. I want to highlight code rights relating to insurance which apply each time the pub company signs a new tenant or buys and charges a tied tenant for insurance for the pub.
Star Pubs & Bars has announced it is to appeal the fine imposed by pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie for what she described as “seriously and repeatedly” breaching the rules over nearly a three-year period.
Those following the Morning Advertiser (MA) and national coverage of my investigation into Star Pubs and Bars will know that I found Star had committed twelve separate breaches of the pubs code, which they must now put right. I fined them £2m in respect...
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'