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Press Release


CAMRA responds to the announced review of the Pubs Code and Adjudicator

Following the news that the first statutory review of the Pubs Code and Adjudicator will take place from today (30 April) until 22 July, CAMRA is now calling for meaningful changes to take place.

Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s Chief Executive said:

“The introduction of the Pubs Code could have marked a turning point for England’s community pubs but, since it came in, we’ve seen pub companies use every trick in the book to prevent the legislation from achieving what it set out to do. When Parliament brought in the Pubs Code its intention was for Market Rent Only to be a realistic option, and that simply hasn’t happened. This review is therefore essential and welcome, but for communities to stop losing pubs to predatory, short-term business practices, it must lead to meaningful reforms and to a Code that is fit for purpose.”

The review documentation can be accessed at