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  • Would you like a Part time Consultancy Job with USE Number One, looking after Membership in your area or county. The job would suit a retired,  semi retired person with a reasonable knowledge of running a small business, the licensed industry, retail industry, also a self employed agent calling on pubs and businesses, recruiting members, finding out […] #
  •   MARKET RENT OPTION  (MRO),  should you go Free of Tie? The request for an MRO is the wish to be free of supply-tie.   The option to do so is contained in all pub leases and triggers an automatic rent review.   Be warned, however, that until (and if) Statutory Regulation reaches Royal Assent – which […] #

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  • Propel
    Tue 18th Nov 2014 – Government defeated in Commons vote over Pubco market rents: The government has been defeated in a Commons vote on the control that tenanted pub companies can exercise over pubs. MPs voted 284 to 269 in favour of an amendment allowing landlords an independent rent review and to buy their beer on the […] #
  • Barrel-dregs 3
      Beware of Pub Co free of tie Commercial Leases (Barrel-Dregs) Travelling in the wilds of East Anglia Pot Boy South dropped in to see an army chum who has been running an Enterprise Inns village pub for a few years. He has made a great success of the pub as an out and out […] #
  • Government moves family brewers back into scope of pubs code By James Wallin, M&C Report, 14-Nov-2014 Pub companies with fewer than 500 tied pubs have been moved back into the scope of the statutory pubs code but relieved from some of the major responsibilities, following a Government amendment. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Government-moves-family-brewers-back-into-scope-of-pubs-code #
  • For businesses looking for advice On your marks, get set, grow 2015 Could you be on to a 8-1 profit winner!! The Growth Vouchers programme will deliver support for up to 20,000 small businesses in England, focussing on small businesses who have never sought business advice before.They will be randomly assigned to an online questionnaire […] #
  •   Story of the Day: from Propel by Paul Charity ‘Market rent only’ option ‘unlikely to happen’ says Punch chairman: Punch Tavern’s executive chairman, Stephen Billingham, told City analysts yesterday (Wednesday) he did not believe the so-called “market rent only” option, allowing pub tenants to abandon the beer tie, would make it onto the statute books […] #
  • Community and Ancillary Sellers Notice consultation launched Posted: 11 Nov 2014 04:00 PM PST The Government announced its intention to introduce a ‘Community and Ancillary Sellers Notice’ (CAN) in its ‘Next steps‘ document in July 2013. The CAN – if introduced – will allow particular low-risk businesses and community groups to sell a small amount […] #
  • Barrel-dregs 3
    Business Rates and the Inland Revenue Having crossed swords with the Inland Revenue Rating Valuation Officers face to face on a number of occasions, regarding my various pubs Rating Valuations with some degree of success. In the early days with very little knowledge of rating and a good knowledge of pub viability, whereas the Valuer had […] #
  • Barrel-dregs 3
    Pub Co and Developers Dirty Tricks Department There is nothing legally wrong with a Pubco selling the freehold of a supply-tie leased pub to anyone that they choose.   Although there is a moral implication, there is no legal obligation that the freehold should first be offered to the lessee in occupation.   This understandably money-return based corporate […] #

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  • Propel
    Tue 18th Nov 2014 – Government defeated in Commons vote over Pubco market rents: The government has been defeated in a Commons vote on the control that tenanted pub companies can exercise over pubs. MPs voted 284 to 269 in favour of an amendment allowing landlords an independent rent review and to buy their beer on the […] #
  • Barrel-dregs 3
    Pub Co and Developers Dirty Tricks Department There is nothing legally wrong with a Pubco selling the freehold of a supply-tie leased pub to anyone that they choose.   Although there is a moral implication, there is no legal obligation that the freehold should first be offered to the lessee in occupation.   This understandably money-return based corporate […] #

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