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Government Announces Pub Company Reform: CAMRA Celebrate Campaign Win!

Thousands of licensees will be protected from unfair business practices in the pub industry and our nation's pubs protected following today's Government announcement which unveils plans for a Pubs Adjudicator and Statutory Code.

The long campaign road to reach this result has seen CAMRA contribute to three Business Select Committee investigations, two high profile Parliamentary debates, a Government consultation, an Office of Fair Trading Super Complaint and numerous rallies in Parliament.

CAMRA members and branches have distributed half a million beer mats and posters promoting the campaign in pubs and sent 8,000 letters to MPs on this issue in the last year alone! And the most recent activity saw a petition reach nearly 40,000 signatures which was handed to the Business Department.

In total 212 MPs signed up to support our campaign and debates with MPs such as Toby Perkins, Greg Mulholland and Heather Wheeler were held to promote reforms at the main Party Conferences. 

Thank you to all our CAMRA members, volunteers and supporters, this campaign win would not have been possible without your tireless efforts.

Over the last decade many thousands of pubs have been lost as big pub companies have squeezed them out of existence with sky-high rents and beer prices. With 28 pubs closing a week it is vital that publicans, who are on the frontline of keeping our valued community pubs open, are given protection from heavy handed business practices from the big pubcos. The Government's introduction of a Pubs Adjudicator is another line of defence in protecting the nation's pubs.

For more information, please see the Government's full response and their impact assessment here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/pub-companies-and-tenants-consultation

For more information on CAMRA's campaign: http://www.camra.org.uk/beertie

Thank you for all your support!

If you would like any more information, please email campaigns@camra.org.uk