BBPA asks Government to rethink Community Right to Buy proposals

By Emma Eversham

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The BBPA says Community Right to Buy should only be an option for pubs in certain circumstances
The BBPA says Community Right to Buy should only be an option for pubs in certain circumstances
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is urging the government to rethink its Community Right to Buy scheme because it may threaten the sale of viable pubs.

Despite supporting the scheme 'if the circumstances are right', the BBPA wants the Bill, going to the House of Lords next week, to contain safeguards so that business to business sales of pubs would not be affected.

It says the option of Community Right to Buy should only be triggered when a pub is up for sale and is at risk of closure, is already closed, is subject to an application for change of use, or has been issued with a demolition order.

“The changes we would like to see would allow transfers of ownership to continue without being help up in costly delays, but retain the benefits and safeguards of the ‘community right to buy’ proposals, should they be needed." said the BBPA's Martin Rawlings.

Related topics: Business, Legislation, Pubs & Bars

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