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The Beer Orders

In the short video Victoria Wells discusses the Beer Orders.

In the section on pub management we have discussed the various ways in which pubs can be managed.

As Jed Meers and Liz Hind explain in their 2022 paper, tied pubs due to vertical integration have been common for many years and legislators have tried on a number of occasions to disturb the beer tie model. The Beer Orders is perhaps the most famous of these interventions which has had significant and long lasting affects on the market structure of pubs. The beer orders were revoked in 2003 due to their lack of success and the latest legislation, the Pubs Code is now in place, which we have already discussed. But lets look back an see what the beer orders did!

Is there anything from the film you think merits further discussion here?


Meers, J and Hind, L. (2022) The ‘code adjudicator’ model: the Pubs Code, statutory arbitration and the tied lease, Legal Studies, 42, 296-314

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