|Business and Enterprise Committee - Seventh Report
Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 21 April 2009.
Terms of Reference
The 2004 Inquiry
Conclusions and Recommendations in 2004
The Pub Companies
The lessees' response in 2008-09
2 Is the rental system fair?
A fair valuation?
Availability of comparables
A new valuation method?
Upward only rent review and RPI clauses
Beer prices and discounts
Is the beer tie accounted for in the 'dry
Distribution benefits and purchasing power
Enforcing the tie
Amusement with prizes income
4 Benefits of the pubco tied model
Low cost entry and opportunity for entrepreneurs
Business support and services
Management support for lessees
A fair share of profits?
Lessees' attitude to being 'tied'
5 Dispute resolution
6 Competition issues
The Monopolies and Mergers Commission
The Office of Fair Trading's position
The Legal position
Article 81(1) EC Treaty and Chapter I
Competition Act 1998
Article 82 EC Treaty & Chapter II Competition
Conclusions and recommendations
List of written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during
the current Parliament
Oral and Written Evidence
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Tuesday 9 December 2008