6th August 2009
"The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is accepting submissions from individual licensees as well as stakeholders for its new investigation into pubcos.
The OFT is currently examining pubcos and the tie following the "super complaint" submitted last month by the Campaign for Real Ale. The OFT has 90 days to study Camra's complaint — which criticised pubcos around areas such as rent setting and beer prices for tenants — and then decide what action to take.
A spokesman for anti-pubco group Fair Pint said it has been approached by the OFT as a stakeholder to submit information for the super complaint and to meet the authority's market investigations team".
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