Campaign - Rosie orders measures to save pubs

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24 Jan 2014
Rosie has joined forces with The Star newspaper to help Doncaster's pubs.

She is calling for the introduction of a new code of conduct to give publicans greater choice and help support smaller landlords. 

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An estimated 26 pubs are closing each week around the country, and the large chains of pub companies (PubCos) have been accused of overcharging landlords for their products.

Rosie joined colleagues in Parliament to vote for the code - but were defeated by Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs, who oppose it. 

Now she has teamed up with her local newspaper to highlight the issue.

Rosie said: "It’s time for the government to take real action to support small landlords otherwise our area risks losing more pubs, and more jobs.

“That’s why, a year after the governemnt promised action on this issue which still hasn’t materialised, I voted again for a statutory code to be put in place, including a non-tied option for publicans." 

The proposed code would include a free-of-tie option, open market rent reviews and an independent pubs adjudicator.
The code is being backed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Federation of Small Businesses and trade unions.

Rosie added: “Pubs are vital hubs for communities all over Doncaster – but due to the government’s inaction and broken promises on backing small landlords, they are closing at an ever-increasing rate."


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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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