OFT Asks Publicans To Get In Touch Regarding Beer Tie

10 Aug 2009

A letter, seen by the Morning Advertiser, from the OFT to a licensee who enquired about the probe said: “The OFT is currently considering the issues raised in the super-complaint, in order to establish whether any feature, or combination of features, in a relevant market is or appears to be significantly harming the interests of consumers. The OFT will publish a response within 90 days.

“The OFT would like to hear from all interested parties in this market. If you therefore wish to submit evidence in relation to the issues raised in Camra’s super complaint, please send an email outlining your evidence by 17 August 2009, to the following address: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).”

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.

There are only 11 days (from today 06 August 2009) to get information to the OFT, so you must act quickly.
It is also important to follow up with a written submission, the more information the OFT has the more likely that the OFT will act. The address for written submissions is

Evidence For The OFT Enquiry Into CAMRA “Super Complaint”
Enquiries and Reporting Centre
Office of Fair Trading
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square

OFT Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)