The statutory consultation follows intense lobbying and representations over a 2 year period made to the Adjudicators, Paul Newby and Fiona Dickie, of how pub companies regulated by the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) fail to disclose the quantity of alcohol on which duty has been paid and how they present an incorrect saleable volume of draught products supplied under their tied agreements. These calculations affect both turnover and expected profit margins i.e. the price per pint and achievable gross profit, and they are critically important factors for tenants when considering the rent proposals and or how much to bid.


The consultation has since concluded and the statutory guidance has now been published here. The various consultation responses from pub companies, trade groups, and individual tenants have also been published here.




Tenants both old and new need to consider how to use this consultation to their advantage, e.g. perhaps you are currently at rent review or considering a new rental proposal or involved in arbitration or some other third party action like PICAS or PIRRS. The options you have can include starting a new dispute or adding the #72pints issue to an existing dispute. Your landlord might be claiming money from you now perhaps in the county court.


For previous tenants your landlord might have billed you when you left the pub, this is your chance to put them on notice pending the outcome of this consultation. If you would like our experts to help in creating a 'notice' or wish to get expert help in establishing the value of your claim for all those 'missing pints' you paid for, then get in touch.



Seventy-Two Pints is a trading style of The Pubs Advisory Service (PAS). The Pubs Advisory Service was set up to help and ensure tenants received high-quality independent advice and support helping to grow and develop their pub business. PAS has been involved since the inception of legislation (Pubs Code Regulations 2016) and has represented many tenants at arbitration. No one is better able to fight for tenants when it comes to PubsCode and industry related matters that affect tenants like rent reviews, flow monitoring equipment, mis-selling of agreements, unworkable business plans, MRO and#72pints.


We will be giving advice for all those at rent review, MRO or renewal and to enable current and previous tenants to rightfully lay out their claim for the beer they were mis-sold. We have developed a calculator tool to establish any losses to a precise figure free from pubco influence.