Industry Codes of Practice

The codes of practice for leased and tenanted pubs govern the business relationship between pub companies and publicans operating tied public houses. It is the result of constructive dialogue between those representing pub and brewing companies with tied estates and tenant and lessee representatives. There are three codes covering leased pubs, tenanted pubs, and a bespoke code for Scotland.

The Pub Governing Body, made up of representatives of pub company and tenant organisations, oversees the Voluntary Codes (found here). From January 2019 the PGB have introduced a new accreditation mark for those companies who are signed up to the Codes and who submit a satisfactory annual compliance report to the PG demonstrating continued  adherence to the Code.  The accreditation logo is for use by companies on promotional materials to highlight they are signed up to the Codes and to provide comfort for new and existing tenants and lessees.


Industry Codes of Practice Panels

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