Pub protection plans

Posted: 18th October 2011

The Government is to consult over the use of restrictive covenants inPub Lunch the licensed trade following representations that the sale of pubs subject to covenants that they will not be used as pubs again is, in some cases, damaging to the local community.
It is thought that the Government favours an approach which will allow local authorities to consider the importance of the particular pub to the local community and decide on a case by case basis whether or not such a restrictive covenant should be permitted.
The consultation closes on October 25th.