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Detail of outcome
Responses to the consultation informed the guidance on investigations and enforcement.
Detail of feedback received
We received 13 responses to the consultation. These came from:
- pub-owning businesses and their representative bodies
- tied tenants and their representative bodies
The Pubs Code came into force on 21 July 2016. It requires:
- fair and lawful dealing by the largest pub-owning businesses in relation to their tied tenants
- that tied pub tenants should be no worse off than if they were not subject to any tie
The Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) may investigate where there are reasonable grounds to suspect a breach of the code and impose sanctions for a breach.
The consultation seeks views on the PCA’s draft guidance on how it will investigate and enforce breaches of the code. We encourage stakeholders from across the pubs industry to respond.