What is the Pubs Code?
Following four investigations into the industry, and a further investigation into self-regulation, it was decided that the pub industry was unable to regulate itself, having ignored every opportunity and recommendation from the investigations.
The legislation was introduced to combat the perceived, systematic abuse of tied tenants and was underpinned by two core principles:
1. The tied tenant shall be no worse off than if they were not subject to a service tie
2. Fair and lawful dealing.
The government has published a consultation document to gain views on how to improve the practical operation of the Pubs Code.
This is a chance, especially for members of the trade, to submit views on how the Code could be improved.
THE PUBS CODE – HAVE YOUR SAY