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Tied Pubs Act delay bad for Scotland’s pub goers and tied tenants: CAMRA

Commenting on the Court of Session’s interim interdict preventing implementation of the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021, Director of CAMRA in Scotland Stuart McMahon said: 

“It is totally unacceptable for pub-owning businesses to try and delay new legal protections which will prevent tied tenants running pubs from being treated unfairly. 

“As well as making sure tied tenants can earn a decent living, the Tied Pubs Act would also make it easier for tied tenants to sell more locally-brewed beers, increasing choice at the bar for customers. 

“Ministers need to find a way forward so that the Act can be implemented as quickly as possible. This is vital if tied tenants can make a long-term success of their pubs and shape the unique character of their businesses to become an integral part of their community. This won’t be possible without a balanced relationship between licensees and pub companies, backed up by a statutory Scottish Pubs Code and an Adjudicator to enforce it.”