SUPPORTING YOU AND
YOUR LICENSED BUSINESS

supporting the business interests of the
self-employed licensees in the licensed trade

Welcome to the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA). The FLVA is a members’ organisation looking after the business interests of self-employed licensees in the licensed trade. The licensed trade can be a minefield and licensees can feel as though they are being hit from all sides: customers, suppliers, local council, the media, you name it, there always seems to be someone knocking at their door.

This is where the FLVA comes in. We have been operating for 20 years this year and offer advice, help and assistance 365 days a year in all areas affecting self employed licensees. The FLVA brings numerous benefits to its members, all of which are included in the annual membership fee. Details of the FLVA’s services are included within this web site.

BREAKING NEWS

£1000 business rates relief

As part of the spring budget pubs in England with a rateable value of less than £100,000 were eligible for a £1000 rebate on their rates.

In June the DCLG published guidance to local authorities on the eligibility of properties and as a consequence some local authorities have already put in place the rebate.

Licensees should contact their local authorities if they have not had information about the £1,000 rates relief or a revised and discounted bill.

STATUTORY CODE

The long awaited statutory code is now in place.

A COMPREHENSIVE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SHEET PRODUCED BY OURSELVES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ALMR & BII CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING :-

Statutory Code Regulations

The Pubs Code Regulations now supersedes Version 6 of the Voluntary Industry Framework code for Pub Operating business’s with over 500 tied houses. PIRRS and PICAS cases under the voluntary code will still be heard for a period of 1 year. The web site for the Pubs Code Adjudicator can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/pubs-code-adjudicator where there are many useful fact sheets summarising the code.

NEW VOLUNTARY CODES FOR PUB OPERATING COMPANIES WHO OPERATE LESS THAN 500 TIED HOUSES

A separate voluntary code has also been introduced as of today to encompass Pub operating business’s operating less than 500 tied outlets and for those operating outlets in Scotland these can be found at the links below and in our members area.

Leased Codes of Practice
Tenants Codes of Practice
Scotland Codes of Practice

Our recommended Insurance broker will be happy to provide a no obligation quote for your business requirements phone 0333 006 8444 (standard charges apply)
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