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

2018 AGM details in members area

Chancellors Budget November ‘17

Duty has been frozen in the budget which is welcome news to the industry. The announcement that the Pub specific £1000 rates relief for properties with a RV of under £100,000 has been extended is also good news. Licensees should contact their local authorities if they have not had information about the £1,000 rates relief or a revised and discounted bill for this current year

The movement to CPI from RPI in April 2018 should also bring benefit to the trade with CPI usually being at a lower level than RPI ( October 2017 CPI = 2.8%, RPI = 4%). The change in the revaluation period to a 3 year cycle from 5 also means that RV’s should be more in line with current trading history.

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 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

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