Forum of Private Business backs the Pub Code Adjudicator's latest move
Business support organisation, the Forum of Private Business, has welcomed the announcement by Paul Newby, the Pub Code Adjudicator, following the publication of his first Compliance Report, that he is to put pressure on the PubCo's to adhere more fully to the Pub Code.
In engaging tenant landlords in a detailed questionnaire it is hoped that he will learn direct from the tied pub landlords themselves which PubCo's are not respecting their obligations under the Market Rent Only Option, and what unfair practices the PubCo's are using, both of which need addressing.
Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the Forum commented, 'We have been working closely with both Paul Newby and the Government to ensure that tied tenant landlords are treated fairly by the PubCo's. There is clear evidence of many being either driven out of their pubs, or alternatively being forced to accept uncompetitive terms of trade. This move by the Adjudicator shows that he is serious about addressing the PubCo's malpractice and we fully support his actions.'