New Pubs Code adjudicator defends appointment, reveals conflict of interest policy to be put in place:

By | May 12, 2016

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New Pubs Code adjudicator defends appointment, reveals conflict of interest policy to be put in place:

The government’s new Pubs Code adjudicator Paul Newby has defended his appointment and revealed he would put in a conflict of interest policy to act as a check and balance to his role. Newby, who has been working in the pub and pub property business for about 30 years, said he feels he has “[genuinely] seen it from all angles”. He took up the role of Pubs Code adjudicator on 2 May for an initial term of four years and will be responsible for enforcing the Pubs Code – new legislation that will govern the relationship between large pub-owning businesses and tied tenants in England and Wales that has been delayed following drafting errors. Newby told the Business, Innovation and Skills select committee: “I believe I can do the job fairly, lawfully…MORE

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