The ALMR has commented on the publication of the Pubs Code Adjudicator’s consultation on investigation and enforcement guidelines.
ALMR Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The Adjudicator’s new consultation will help give us a greater sense of clarity and should ensure that all parties are aware of, and can feed into, the criteria regarding investigations and enforcements.
“The consultation is specifically looking at the process of investigating and taking action where there has been a breach of the code, so this will not affect any ongoing or impending negotiations.
“We are pleased to see that the consultation is fairly brief which should minimise disruptions as pubcos and licensees adapt to the new regime. The important thing is to minimise disruption to ensure that investment and growth is not undermined.”