Tenants

Major milestone: a look back at the pubs code a year after its implementation

Pubs code: a year on

By Fred A'Court

It is now a year since the pubs code was introduced but neither the trade, nor consultants and legal advisers negotiating deals between breweries and pubs, or pressure groups, seem to be celebrating.

The Great Pubco Myth - Investment and Support

The Great Pubco Myth - Investment and Support

By Robert Sayles

The pubco propaganda machine has focused primarily on two key benefits of the tied model – investment and support. If what we’re told is true then the removal of such benefits would result in many more pubs closing.

Assessing the relationship between pub companies and their tenants

Assessing the relationship between pub companies and their tenants

By Robert Sayles

Much has been made of the problems associated with gullible tenants entering the trade. The voicing of such concerns suggest these ‘naïve’ things are little more than lambs to the slaughter, the tied pub trade something akin to a savage wilderness; one...

Pub company CEO defends business model: Part 3

Pub company CEO defends business model: Part 3

By Robert Sayles

Last week the city was rocked by news that recently retired pubco CEO and long time friend Roland Rodent had emerged from retirement to oust his successor William Weasel following a shareholder revolt.

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Isn’t talk of credit a little premature?

Well it seems that credit was being tossed around in abundance last week. No sooner had fellow blogger Mark Daniels suggested we acknowledge the positive changes taking place within the BII than PMA editor Rob Willock pops up and asks us to give property...

Tenants are campaigning for a fairer deal from pubcos

46% of tied tenants earn under £15k pa

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Forty six per cent of tied pub tenants earn less than £15,000 per year, more than twice the proportion among free-of-tie licensees, according to a new study that urges Government action on the beer tie.