Who are these people?
"The Independent Pub Confederation" says that it is "great news" that communication of PubCo codes of practice to tenants has improved. Surely this is not unlike a murderer better explaining to his victim how he will kill them. (article here)
Any "confederation" bearing that name should be on a permanent war footing against the gross eviltude which is the tie. In a market where even untied pubs are failing to compete with supermarkets on price how a tied tenant can pay double for beer and expect to survive is ludicrous.
I feel sick.