Licensees Supporting Licensees (directly representing Publicans nationally) welcomes the successful unopposed third reading of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill in the House of Lords on 17th March.
This Bill will provide important protection for tied publicans, their pubs and the communities they serve against widespread unfair, restrictive and damaging corporate business practices operated by their large pub company freeholders.
The Bill will impact on the diminishing numbers of local pubs all over the country and help them survive. For the first time in history its long overdue protections provides tied tenants with tools they can use to make their businesses more profitable and financially sustainable.
We anticipate the Bill will now have a clear journey through the House of Commons, and we look forward to Royal Assent before the end of this Parliament.
We are keen for publicans to play an active part in helping shape the new Pub Code, and will continue to work with Government on a sustainable and vibrant future for Great British Pubs.
Media contact: Gavin Spencer 07968 146622