Research on the pub sector in Scotland phase 1: scoping study

Study to help Scottish Ministers to decide whether legislation on the operation of pub companies in Scotland needs to be introduced.

Annex 10: Comprehensive list of abbreviation and trade terminology

BBPA British Beer & Pub Association
BEC Business & Enterprise Committee
BII British Institute of Innkeeping
BIS Business Innovations & Skills Committee

CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale
FLVA Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association
IFBB Independent Family Brewers of Britain
IPC Independent Pub Confederation
MRO Market Rent Option
MRS Market Research Society
NDA Non-disclosure agreement
NDR Non-Domestic Rating
OFT Office of Fair Trade
PICAS Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service
PIRRS Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme
RPI Retail Price Index
SCORFA Special Commercial OR Financial Advantages
SBPA Scottish Beer & Pub Association
SLTA Scottish Licensed Trade Association

Technical/ Analytical Acronyms and definitions

Barrel 36 imperial gallons
Cap Ex Capital expenditure (financial resource provided for the maintenance and upkeep of pub premises based on lease agreements)
EPoS Electronic Point of Sale (In relation to daily sales data provided directly from till receipts)
Firkin ¼ of a barrel - 9 Gallons
GP Gross Profit
IFT Independent Free Trade Freehold pubs wholly owned by the licensee and free to purchase to all drinks from independent sources
OPMS ( CGA) On Premise Measurement Service
Fully Tied Leased/ Tenanted Pubs with a total Tie to their Pub Company for drinks
Partial Tied Leased/ Tenanted Pubs with a partial Tie to their Pub Company for drinks (some agreed drinks can be purchased outside their agreement)


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