Pubs Code Adjudicator

Covid and the code: a top concern expressed by tenants since lockdown began has been their rent levels.


Rents, Covid and the code

By Fiona Dickie – pubs code adjudicator

A top concern expressed by tenants since lockdown began has been their rent levels. They want to know what the Pubs Code and the PCA can do. I am pleased to have this opportunity to set out the position.

New officeholder: Fiona Dickie has taken the reins from Paul Newby as the pubs code adjudicator


New PCA demands pubco accountability during Covid-19

By Fiona Dickie

On her first day in office, new pubs code adjudicator Fiona Dickie explains, in her own words, that an intelligent approach to regulation can see a strong tenanted sector emerge from coronavirus lockdown.

New role: Fiona Dickie has been deputy pubs code adjudicator since November 2017

Government appoints new PCA

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has announced it has appointed Fiona Dickie as the new pubs code adjudicator (PCA), a role that was previously filled by Paul Newby.

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...

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.

Pubs code arbitration figures six months in

Request for pubs code arbitration on the rise

By Liam Coleman

Figures released by pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Paul Newby show that there have been, on average, more than 20 requests for him to step in and adjudicate every month since the pubs code became law six months ago.

Bulletin: pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby

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Industry welcomes stocking rights clarification

By Michelle Perrett

The industry has responded positively to the recent announcement from the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) over stocking rights but said more clarification is needed. 

BEIS chair slams Newby appointment process

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Newby appointment process “short-sighted”: BEIS chair

By Nikkie Sutton

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee chair Iain Wright has slammed the Government’s backing of the pubs code adjudicator (PCA), calling the decision not to reopen the appointment process “short-sighted”.

MRO: Meltdown or Real Opportunity?

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MRO: Meltdown or Real Opportunity?

By James Wallin, M&C Allegra Foodservice

The introduction of the pubs code, and crucially the Market Rent Only (MRO) option, represents the biggest shake-up of the leased and tenanted pub sector in a decade.