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.
Income Support and Universal Credit
Below are web links covering grant aid for the self employed which is likely to become live in June. Also a link to eligibility and procedures surrounding universal credit. We have been advised that the speed in respect of claiming Universal Credit and receipt of the benefits is greatly improved and applications where eligible should be pursued
RETAIL, HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE GRANT.
This grant is automatically given via the Local Authorities and instructions so far say you do not need to apply.
HOWEVER it would appear that if you complete an application on most LA’s web sites the grants are being processed quicker. Search your local site and get your application in.
GOVERNMENT COVID-19 ADVICE via WhatsApp
To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started. Further options then appear.
COVID 19 coronavirus
Please follow the link below for regularly updated Government information on Guidance for Employers, Guidance for Employees and support for business
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UNIQUE PUB COMPANY LEASES
If you have a unique pub company lease which is approaching expiry or renewal in the next year please contact us for advice and assistance.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
The above regulation comes into force on the 25th May 2018. It applies to “personal data” which you hold on an individual, these individuals are allowed to see and access any data which you may hold and request its erasure. It places a responsibility on the holder to keep that data secure. For a more detailed explanation go to our members area under GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR).
There has been flurry of demands from the Motion Picture Licence Company for public houses to take a licence to allow the public broadcasting of TV programmes. This may not be the case and you should seek our advice as to whether or not on is required for your outlet. A more full explanation and proposed response to a request from the MPLC is in our members area.
The Pubs Code Regulations now supersedes Version 6 of the Voluntary Industry Framework code for Pub Operating business’s with over 500 tied houses. 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.
TIED RENT REVIEWS, LEASE RENEWALS and MARKET RENT ONLY (Free of Tie) CASES.
Please speak to us as we can assist you in the handling and negotiation of all of these processes. Time is of the essence so do not delay, speak to us before the event so you are ready in advance and know what actions to take.
PUB CODE ADJUDICATOR STAY PROCEDURE
The Pubs Code Adjudicator has introduced a “stay” procedure which gives more time to negotiate new agreements after the initial MRO request and the subsequent “full response” from the Pub Operating Business’s. This can be of great benefit and save on your costs.
PUB CODE ADJUDICATOR ARBITRATION AWARDS, PUBLICATION AND EFFECT
There have been several arbitrations published by the Pubs Code Adjudicator which may have a beneficial effect on your ability to take up the opportunity to move to a Market Rent Only option. We can assist you in the explanation of these awards and the service of the relevant notices, should you wish to have a look at this opportunity.
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.
Our recommended Insurance broker will be happy to provide a no obligation quote for your business requirements phone 0333 006 8444 (standard charges apply)
Go to our members area for a free no obligations online quote and see how much you can save