SUPPORTING YOU AND
YOUR LICENSED BUSINESS

supporting the business interests of the
self-employed licensees in the licensed trade
BY BECOMING A MEMBER OR REJOINING THE FLVA YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE ASSOCIATION RETAINING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS. WE DO NOT PASS THIS INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTIES.

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

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).

MPL Licenses

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.

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STATUTORY CODE

The long awaited statutory code is now in place.

A COMPREHENSIVE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SHEET PRODUCED BY OURSELVES IN CONJUNCTION WITH UK HOSPITALITY & 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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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)
Go to our members area for a free no obligations online quote and see how much you can save

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