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Government announces 'fairer deal' for pub landlords

The Government has announced long-awaited plans to tackle complaints about landlords "tied" to large pub companies, saying they will now be protected from unfair treatment.

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Punch Taverns: 'Committed to government proposals'

One of the biggest pub company groups in the UK, Punch Taverns, have said they hope today's announcement will "bring an end" to a long period of uncertainty for the sector.

This comes as the Government announced a long-awaited plan to tackle complaints about landlords "tied" to large pub companies.

Andy Slee, central operations director at Punch Taverns, said: "We now want to work with all parties to continue to build a long-term sustainable future for British pubs".

Punch Taverns have said they hope the announcement will bring an end to uncertainty. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

Slee said: "Whilst self-regulation provided pub tenants with protections greater than commercial tenants elsewhere, we remain committed to making the best of the Government's proposals."

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