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News: London Evening Standard - Call to break beer tie on ‘taxpayer-owned’ pubs

21st July 2009

The London Evening Standard reports on the Fair Pint / Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) call for the Government and the Royal Bank of Scotland to free the bank’s 1,000 pub estate from tie:

Publicans are calling for the liberation of the beer tie for 1000 pubs that are effectively owned by the taxpayer.

The Fair Pint Campaign, a lobby group of publicans, says the Government should intervene in the pub estate owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, which is, after the banking crisis, effectively under state ownership.

Read the full article on the Evening Standard's thisislondon website:

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