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CAMRA comment on Paul Newby stepping down as Pubs Code Adjudicator

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Following the announcement that Paul Newby will be stepping down as Pubs Code Adjudicator in April next year, please find the below comment from CAMRA.

CAMRA National Chairman, Nik Antona said:

“As the first person to hold the role of Pubs Code Adjudicator, we recognise the challenge of the new legislation and awful track record of behaviour by pub companies that Paul Newby took on when he was appointed.

“He and his deputy, Fiona Dickie, have made progress pushing pub companies to waive confidentiality on decision notices so that pub tenants finally have access to vital information when in disputes with their pubco.

“Unfortunately, it is clear that the Pubs Code is failing. It needs immediate reform to allow Mr Newby’s successor to deliver on the intended aims of the Code and to finally get a fair deal for tenants. We hope that this will be an outcome of the current Statutory Review.”