The Group

Responsible for delivering minimum standards of practice to the licensed retail sector which govern landlords and their relationships with their tied lessees.

Comprising the Pub Governing Body, the Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme and the Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service.


The Pub Governing Body Ltd group is made up of three separate and distinctive bodies


Overall governance body, responsible for establishing minimum standards of practice and case protocols for PIRRS and PICAS

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Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service; a dispute resolution service for tied tenants/lessees for disputes other than

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Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme; a  dispute resolution procedure for tenants/lessees for rents

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The Pub Governing Body is the organisation responsible for promoting the advancement and improvement of Landlord (Pub Owning Companies) and tied tenant relationships in the licensed retail sector. It covers signatory companies that own between 1 – 499 tied pubs in England and Wales and the majority of tied pubs in Scotland. The PGB achieves this through the publication of Codes of Practice which set the minimum standard for landlords and enhances their business relationship with tenants and lessees subject to a contractual purchasing obligation.

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The Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) offers an accessible, independent, low cost dispute resolution service, to the licensed industry which allows tenants/lessees and Pub Companies/Breweries with 1-499 pubs to resolve disputes in a fair and timely manner.

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PIRRS offers an accessible, independent, low cost rent review resolution service for the licensed industry.  Through the appointment of a pre-approved independent expert, tenants and lessees are able to refer both rent reviews and rent determination at lease renewals to PIRRS.  Capped fees enable tenants and landlords to resolve disputes in a fair and timely way.


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