PUB GOVERNING BODY LTD – SCOTLAND
Minutes of a meeting of the board of directors of the Company held on Zoom, Thursday, 11th February at 11am
Jo Graham (JG) Brian Davidson (BD)
Mike Clist – (MC) Paul Togneri (PT)
Willi McLeod (WM)
Paul Waterson (PW)
Paul Wishart (PWis)
Andy Tighe – (AT)
Fiona Moran – (FM)
The Chair noted that the meeting had been duly convened and declared the meeting open
2. Minutes of the last meeting 21st October 2020
JG proceeded with the meeting by requesting that the minutes of the meeting held on 21st October 2020 be proposed as a true and accurate record of the discussions that took place.
PIRRS – FM gave an updated that the Scottish PIRRS case was closed out of PIRRS. PW asked if PIRRS was still functioning. MC informed the board that the rent reviews have been put on hold and could be back dated to the date it was due. PW informed the board that the re-lets are all on hold and they are doing tenancy changes and retiring tenants. MC commented that the PCA have put a timeframe on theirs until the end of March, but the PGB have no timeframe.
PICA-Service – MC updated on call numbers from the BII and PGB helplines.
AT updated the board on the Bibby’s Bill, and informed the board that it could be 2 years before it comes in to force, the final stage of the bill passed by the end of March. MC suggested in pushing PR out from JG raising awareness that PIRRS and PICA-Service will still be available to pub companies during this time. A discussion was held on the timescale and it was agreed when the bill has gone through this would be the appropriate time. It was agreed that JG would liaise with PW to produce a statement. MC confirmed that when the Code came in to effect in E&W there was a 6 month grace period for cases, and also commented that the Big 6 companies agreed to continue to use PIRRS for their Tied rents.
AT also suggested a meeting in April to discuss further.
6. Date and Time of Next Meeting: