Policy paper

Pub companies: government response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee

A range of reforms that will make sure Britain’s pubs have a more sustainable future.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Government response to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee tenth report of session 2010-12: pub companies

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This report outlines a range of reforms that will make sure Britain’s pubs have a more sustainable future. The government has already secured an industry commitment to end unfair practices, through a tough and legally binding code. This sets out further details of a strengthened industry code to improve the relationship between pub companies and their licensees. The reforms will introduce a requirement for increased transparency, improved dispute resolution and legal certainty for licensees.

Published 24 November 2011