Statutory Code

Peter Luff is the new chair of the Pubs Governing Body and responsible for driving self-regulation forward

What now for self-regulation of the pub sector?

By Noli Dinkovski

In introducing its plans for a pubco statutory code the Government insisted self-regulation had failed. However, with legislation still a distant target how does this ‘discredited’ system fill the gap and will it still have a role to play alongside  a...

Will Greg Mulholland table an amendment to the statutory code?

Statutory code: What happens next?

By James Wallin

Free-of-tie campaigners have made it clear their statutory code fight is far from over, so where does last week’s announcement leave the industry?

Vince Cable: 'This Government has a strong commitment to support a healthy and flourishing pub industry'

Vince Cable: Why we are acting on pubcos

By Vince Cable

Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, talks about the reasoning behind the Government’s intervention in the pub sector, the consultation process, new policy and its proposed benefits.

10 key issues for pubs in 2014

10 key issues for pubs in 2014

By Phil Mellows

Phil Mellows picks out 10 key issues that could help determine the fortunes of Britain’s pubs this year, including the proposed statutory code, turmoil at Punch Taverns and the impact of the recent storms on trade.

Bob Neill is a former pubs minister

Statutory Code: Former pubs minister calls for free-of-tie option

By John Harrington

A former Government minister for pubs has urged Business Secretary Vince Cable to go further under the proposed statutory code of pub companies and give tenants the right to have a free-of-tie option combined with an open market rent review.