BBPA welcomes Pubs Code & Pubs Code Adjudicator review

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today commented on the announcement of the Pubs Code and Pubs Code Adjudicator review.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is seeking views from all those with an interest in the operation of the Pubs Code and the effectiveness of the Pubs Code Adjudicator. This includes, but is not restricted to:

> the Pub Operating Businesses covered by the Code
> tied (and previously tied) tenants and those that represent their interests
> trade bodies
> the Pubs Code Adjudicator

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, commented, “The six companies covered by the Pubs Code have always been committed to working within both the letter and spirit of the legislation to support the success of leased and tenanted pubs and publicans alike.

“Whilst there have been some challenges with parts of the implementation of the Code for all involved, the BBPA and the companies covered by the code continue to work closely with the Adjudicator and other stakeholders to resolve these.

“The BBPA welcomes this consultation as a valuable opportunity to assess the ongoing impact of the Code and the effectiveness of the Adjudicator, as well as to make suggestions for improvements.”