Fiona Dickie

Important relationship: 80% of licensees operating under a pub partnership praised advice given according to BBPA survey (Credit: Getty/sturti)

Publicans praise advice from pub companies

By Rebecca Weller

More than three quarters of licensees operating a partnered pub have praised the advice they receive form their pub company’s Business Development Managers (BDMs), new research conducted by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed.

Discussion welcome: pubs code adjudicator Fiona Dickie outlines how she is looking to increase conversations with tenants

How the pubs code is working in practice

By Fiona Dickie, pubs code adjudicator

A big focus for me at the moment is boosting communications with tied tenants. I am listening to their views about the code and improving their understanding of pubs code rights.

Looking to the future: pubs code adjudicator Fiona Dickie says she is looking forward to the progress she can make in 2022

Making change to achieve more progress in 2022

By Fiona Dickie, pubs code adjudicator

As 2021 draws to a close its end is marked by the latest step I have taken to improve the way the pubs code works for tenants, and it is a big one.

Legislative landmark: The Morning Advertiser reflects on some of the pubs code's major milestones ahead of its fifth anniversary on 21 July

The pubs code turns five

Timeline: Five years of the pubs code and PCA

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks back on some of the pubs code's major milestones ahead of the fifth anniversary of its enforcement on 21 July.

Our 2020 numbers show an overall reduction of 381 in regulated tied pub estates to 8,745 compared with the previous year


How do pubs code rights apply when a pub is sold?

By Fiona Dickie, pubs code adjudicator

The pandemic is having an effect on many lives and businesses across the whole pub trade – one outcome of this could be pub acquisitions by investors with long-term confidence in the recovery of the sector.

Firm appeal: Star Pubs & Bars managing director Lawson Mountstevens labelled the fine as 'unwarranted and disproportionate'

Star to appeal £2m PCA fine

By Ed Bedington

Star Pubs & Bars has announced it is to appeal the fine imposed by pubs code adjudicator (PCA) Fiona Dickie for what she described as “seriously and repeatedly” breaching the rules over nearly a three-year period.