Consultation outcome

Pub companies and tenants consultation

This consultation has concluded

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Pub companies and tenants: government response to the consultation

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Pub companies and tenants: final impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

Outlines how we plan to proceed with the following policies:

  • a statutory code to govern the relationship between pub owning companies and their tied tenants
  • an independent adjudicator to enforce the code, arbitrate disputes and impose sanctions on pub owning companies if they fail to comply

The impact assessment is not the latest version. See the updated version.

See also:

Feedback received

Pub companies and tenants: introduction to consultation responses

Pub companies and tenants: statistical analysis of written consultation responses

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Pub companies and breweries with more than 500 pubs: responses

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Pub companies and breweries with fewer than 500 pubs, including micro-breweries: responses

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Pub company and brewery employees: responses

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Tenants: responses

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Interest groups, trade bodies and other organisations: responses

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Supply chain: responses

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Political representatives: responses

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Other individuals, eg consumers: responses

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Online survey responses

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Report by London Economics on modelling the impact of proposed policies on pubs and the pub sector

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Responses received after consultation closing date

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Detail of feedback received

We received over 1,100 written responses to the consultation and over 7,000 responses to the online questionnaire.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 22 April 2013 12:00am to
14 June 2013 11:45pm

Summary

Seeks views on government proposals to establish a Statutory Code and an independent Adjudicator for the pubs sector.

Documents

Pub companies and tenants: a government consultation

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Pub companies and tenants: impact assessment

Consultation description

The government is keen to support a thriving and diverse pubs sector. There have been longstanding and serious concerns raised about the relationship between large pub companies and their tenants. The government is consulting on proposals to establish a Statutory Code and an independent Adjudicator for the pubs sector to govern the relationship between large pub companies and their tenants.

In the video below, Jo Swinson, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, and Mike Benner, Chief Executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), discuss the government’s proposals.

Mike Bennett talks to Jo Swinson about the consultation