The British Beer and Pub Association has welcomed the publication of the first set of Pub Code awards by the Pubs Code Adjudicator.
The released documents detail two arbitration proceedings currently being undertaken within the sector and are a forebear for what will be greater operational transparency and accountability.
Six pub companies which are covered by the Pub Code – Admiral Taverns, Ei Group, Greene King, Marston’s, Punch, and Star Pubs and Bars – have all previously agreed to the new adjudication framework wherein confidentially regarding proceedings are waived in the name of transparency.
Brigid Simmonds,chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said:“We welcome the PCA publishing the first set of Pubs Code awards. Making the awards public will increase transparency, allowing both tenants and industry alike to learn from the decisions the PCA makes.”
It is hoped that this proactive move from some of the nation’s largest operators can both shed light on and restore trust in the inner workings of the industry and its approach to conflict resolution.