A CAMRA survey of more than 400 tied pub tenants has found that 75% don’t think they are treated fairly and lawfully by their pub companies.

CAMRA views this as a significant failure of the pub code, pointing out that a fifth of tenants were unaware of the market rent only option, allowing them to buy beer on the open market.

CAMRA’s national chairman, Nik Antona, said: “CAMRA campaigned for nearly a decade for a Pubs Code to be put in place, but our survey reveals it is currently failing tenants. We hope this piece of research will pave the way for serious reform to make the Pubs Code fit for purpose and deliver for tenants.

“With a new prime minister and cabinet, the ongoing review is the first chance for the new government to show it will take positive action to support tied pub tenants and consumer choice.”

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