Implementation of the Pubs Code

a8ehe64l3ob7u13zet7lDavid Clifton reports on initial reaction to the statutory Pubs Code.

Pubs Code Update: in this edition of Pub & Bar, David Clifton wrote about the Pubs Code after it had been announced that it would come into immediate effect on 26 May 2016 without any initial transition period. Since David wrote that article, the Government has postponed implementation of the Code in order to correct “a small number of technical drafting errors” with the consequence that amended Regulations are to be laid before Parliament “as soon as possible, minimising the delay bringing the code into force”.

Tipping Update: a Q&A in this edition of Pub & Bar said that nothing further had happened in relation to the Government’s investigation into tipping. After that question was answered by David, it was announced by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills that such a consultation would run from 2 May until 27 June 2016; see