A-Z Jargon Buster for the Pub and Leisure Industry

The law is full of abbreviations and jargon and the pub and leisure industry also has it's own abbreviations. Our pub and licensing team have produced an informative jargon busting glossary of the most commonly used abbreviations and their meanings which we hope you find helpful. Latest update: 23/01/17

Abbreviation followed by its meaning:

  • 3P -  Third Party/ies

  • 5+5 - Tenancy Agreement for five years with an option for the tenant to renew for a further five years if the tenant is in compliance with the lease terms.

  • 9L- EQV - 9 Litre equivalent cases

A-B

  • A/C - Account or Accountant

  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • ACV - Asset of Community Value

  • ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution i.e. mediation, arbitration, PACT

  • AGA - Authorised Guarantee Agreement - Permitted form of guarantee by a tenant who is assigning their lease.

  • AGM - Annual General Meeting

  • ALL ER - All England Law Reports

  • ALMR - Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers

  • AMS - Asbestos Management Survey

  • AOP - Asset Optimisation Panel

  • AOS - Acknowledgment of Service - Court document

  • APP-STPG - All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group

  • AR - Administrative Receivership

  • AT - Admiral Taverns

  • ATL - Agreement to Lease

  • ATS - Agreement to Surrender

  • AWP - Amusements with Prizes i.e. fruit machines

  • B & T - Breach and Terminate - i.e. forfeiture of the Lease.

  • BB - Brewer's Barrel - 36 gallons

  • BBPA - British Beer & Pubs Association

  • BC - Beacon

  • BCF - Beer Cider & Flavoured Alcoholic  Beverages

  • BCY - Bankruptcy

  • BD - Business Development

  • BDM - Business Development Manager

  • BEC - Business & Enterprise Committee - Investigated Pubs in 2008/2009

  • BFA - British Franchise Association

  • BII - British Institute of Innkeeping 

  • BIIBAS - British Institute of Innkeeping Benchmarking and Accreditation Service

  • BIS - Department for Business Innovation & Skills

  • BISC - Business Innovation& Skills Committee - Investigated Pubs in 2009

  • BP - Bermondsey Pub Company Limited

  • BPC - Bermondsey Pub Company

  • BW - Bristol & South Wales

C-D

  • C - Claimant

  • C/O - Compliance Officer

  • C/O - Contracted Out (of the LTA 1954)

  • CA - Court of Appeal

  • CAM - Customer Account Manager - Vianet personnel replaced by Retail Standards Executives

  • CAMRA - Campaign for Real Ale

  • CBK or CB - Call Back - Sales Talk  notes

  • CC - Competition Commission

  • CC - Counterclaim

  • CC - County Court

  • CC - Cubic Centimetres

  • CC - Customer Collect or Courier Collection - Sales Talk notes

  • CCA - County Courts Act 1984

  • CCJ - County Court Judgment

  • CCR - County Court Rules - mostly abolished by the CPR

  • CE - Conformité Européenne - Manufacturing standard -  usually in the context of a CE Mark

  • CE - Customer Enquiry - Sales Talk notes.

  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer

  • CF - Claim Form

  • CFO - Chief Financial Officer

  • CHD - Chancery Division of the Court

  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

  • CL - Cumbria & Lancashire

  • CLO - Cash Last Order

  • CLSF - Community Legal Service Fund

  • CMC - Case Management Conference - Court hearing at which directions are set

  • CMP - Code of Measuring Practice

  • CN - Counternotice - Court document or LTA 1954 Notice

  • CN - Credit Note

  • CNTBUW - Consent not to be unreasonably withheld

  • COD - Cash on delivery

  • COD - Consent Order

  • COMP - Compensation

  • COMP - Compliant

  • COP - Code of Practice

  • CP12 - Landlord's Gas Certification

  • CPI - Consumer Price Index

  • CPR - Civil Procedure Rules 1996

  • CRAR - Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery - replaced the Law of Distraint

  • CRC - Cyclic Redundancy Check - 16 bit code used to verify data from flow monitors

  • CRI   - "Customer Rang In" - Entry on sales talk notes

  • CRN - Company Registration Number

  • CRS - Charles Russell Speechley

  • CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility

  • CU - Craft Union Pub Company

  • CUPC - Craft Union Pub Company

  • CVA - Company Voluntary Arrangement

  • CVL - Creditor's Voluntary Liquidation

  • CWO - Cash with order

  • D - Defendant

  • D&C - Defence and Counterclaim

  • DBU - Divisional Business Unit

  • DC - Draught Cider

  • DCLG - Department for Communities & Local Government

  • DCMS - Department of Culture Media & Sport

  • DD - Direct Debit

  • DD - Divisional Director

  • DDS - Direct Delivery System run by SIBA

  • Dilaps - Dilapidations - i.e. disrepair and poor decoration.

  • DMS - Dispense Monitoring System - run by Vianet

  • DOV - Deed of Variation

  • DPA - Data Protection Act 1972

  • DPS - Designated Premises Supervisor

  • DS - Departure Statement

  • DTI - Department of Trade & Industry

E-F

  • EA - East Anglia

  • EBITDA - Earnings before Interest Taxes Depreciation & Amortisation

  • EDIS - Electronic Draught Information System - The control box for Brulines flow monitoring system

  • EGLR - Estates Gazette Law Reports

  • EGM - Extraordinary General Meeting

  • EICR - Electrical Installation Condition Report

  • EIP - Enterprise Inns Plc

  • EM - East Midlands

  • EMRO'S - Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Orders

  • EOLRR - End of Lease Rent Review

  • EOTRR - End of Term Rent Review

  • EPC - Energy Performance Certificate

  • EPOS - Electronic Point Of Sale

  • EPS  - Earnings per Share

  • ESOS - Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014

  • ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival

  • ETI - Enterprise Inns Plc

  • EU - European Union

  • EY - Ernst & Young - Accountants

  • F&F - Fixtures & Fittings

  • F/H - Freehold

  • FAB - Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages

  • FK - Ferdinand Kelly

  • FLVA - Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations

  • FME - Flow Monitoring Equipment

  • FMO - Flats in Multiple Occupation

  • FMR - Fair Market Rent

  • FMT - Fair Maintainable Turnover or Trade

  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act

  • FOT - Free of Tie

  • FP & A - Financial Planning & Analysis

  • FPC - Fair Pint Campaign

  • FRC - Financial Reporting Council (UK)

  • FRI - Full repairing and insuring lease

  • FRI - Fully repairing and insuring - usually referring to a lease

  • FRICS - Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • FSB - Federation of Small Businesses

  • FT - Fully Tied

  • FTEE - Full Time Employment Equivalent

  • FTT - First Tier Tribunal of the Property Chamber - Effectively the Land Registry's Court

  • FU - Full/normal delivery - Sales talk notes

  • FY - Full Year

G-H

  • G Gallon - 8 pints

  • GBP - British Pounds

  • GEA - Gross External Area

  • GHG - Greenhouse Gas Emmissions Statement

  • GIA - Gross Internal Area

  • GL - Greater London

  • GM - Greater Manchester

  • GNK - Greene King

  • GOV - Government

  • GP - Gross Profit

  • GSCOP - Groceries Supply Code of Practice

  • HAUV - High(er) Alternative Use Value

  • HC - High Court

  • HC - Historic Copies of the Land Register

  • HCEO - High Court Enforcement Officer - replaced Sheriffs

  • HHSRS - Housing Health & Safety Rating System

  • HL - Head Landlord

  • HL - House of Lords - replaced by the Supreme Court

  • HMCS - Her Majesty's Court Service

  • HMLR - Her Majesty's Land Registry

  • HMO - House in Multiple Occupation

  • HMRC - Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs

  • HOT - Heads of Terms

  • HSWA - Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

  • HUK - Heineken

  • HY - Half year if we're having full year

I-L

  • IA - Insolvency Act 1986

  • IA - Independent Assessor

  • IDS - Interim Dilapidations Schedule

  • IED - Independent Expert Determination

  • IEL - Inntrepreneur Estates Limited

  • IFBB - Independent Family Brewers of Britain

  • IFC - Industry Framework Code of Practice

  • INRPT - Incentive Retail Partnership Tenancy

  • IPC - Independent Pub Confederation

  • IPC - Inntrepreneur Pub Company

  • IR - Insolvency Rules 1986

  • IR - Interest Rate

  • IVA - Individual Voluntary Arrangement

  • JDW - J D Wetherspoons

  • JFL - Justice for Licencees - Campaign Group

  • JSES - John Smith's Extra Smooth

  • KNDL - Kuehne & Nagel - Distributors

  • KPI - Key Performance Indicators

  • L&T - Landlord & Tenant

  • L/H - Leasehold

  • L4L - Like for like

  • LA - Licensing Act 2003

  • LACORS - Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services

  • LB - Leeds & Bradford

  • LBA - Letter before Action

  • LBSH - Licencee Business Support Helpline - run by the BII

  • LDA - Law of Distress Amendment Act 1908

  • LFL - Like for like

  • LGA - Local Government Association

  • LL  Landline

  • LL - Landlord

  • LLP - Limited Liability Partnership

  • LNL - Late Night Levy

  • LNT - Landlord & Tenant

  • LOLER - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

  • LOU - Letter Of Undertaking - Signed by a tenant in relation to admitted buying in breach of the purchasing obligations

  • LP(MP)A - Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 which sets out the rules for executing a deed

  • LP(R)A - Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938 - restricts the right of forfeit on dilapidations if the lease is over 7 years with more that 3 years left to run.

  • LPA - Law of Property Act 1925

  • LR - Land Registry

  • LRA - Land Registration Act 2002

  • LS GAZR - Law Society Gazette Reports

  • LSC  - Legal Support Co-Ordinator

  • LSCS - Law Society Conditions of Sale

  • LSTM - Legal Support Team Manager

  • LT(C)A - Landlord & Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 - introduced release of former tenants and guarantors

  • LTA - Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

  • LTA - Licence to Assign/Licence to Alter

  • LTV - Licensed Trade Valuers

M-O

  • MAB - Mitchells & Butler

  • MARS - Marstons

  • MAT - Moving Annual Total - gives the figure for the barrelage of a pub for 12 months preceding the MAT date

  • MCB - Miniature Circuit Breaker

  • MGD - Machine Gaming Duty

  • ML - Millilitres

  • MMC - Monopolies & Merger Commission - Investigation in 1986 led to the Beer Orders in 1989

  • MPO - Minimum Purchase Obligation

  • MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • MRO - Market Rent Only  - option for the tenant on the occurrence of a trigger event to seek a free of tie lease

  • MRV - Market Rental Value

  • MVL - Member's Voluntary Liquidation

  • MX - Managed Expert

  • NCS - National Conditions of Sale

  • NE - North East

  • NIA - Net Internal Area

  • NICEIC - National Inspecting Council for Electrical Installation Contractors

  • NLP - Non-Licensed Property

  • NLW - National Living Wage

  • NMO - National Measuring Office

  • NNDR - National Non-Domestic Rateable Value

  • NTBUW - Not to be unreasonably withheld - in terms of consent to sub-let, assign etc.

  • NWML - National Weights & Measures Limited

  • O/S - Other side - i.e. the opposing party in litigation

  • OC - Official Copies of the Land Register

  • OFT - Office of Fair Trading

  • OMR - Open Market Rent

  • OOP - Out of Possession

  • OPS - Operations

  • OR - Official Receiver - in charge of bankrupt individuals and insolvent companies

  • OT - Other

  • OTL - Original Tenant's Liability

  • OTP - Option to Purchase

P-Q

  • P&CR - Property & Compensation Reports

  • P&L - Profit and Loss

  • PA - Per Annum - i.e. yearly

  • PA - Primary Authority

  • PACE - Profit After Controllable Expenditure

  • PACT - Professional Arbitration on Court Terms

  • PAS - Pubs Advisory Service

  • PAS - Primary Authority Scheme

  • PAT - Portable Appliance Testing

  • PBA - Pub Business Assessment

  • PCA - Pubs' Code Adjudicator

  • PCF - Pre Contract Form

  • PCS  - Provisional Completion Statement

  • PCSR - Pub Condition Survey Report

  • PEAT - Pre-Entry Awareness Training

  • PGB - Pub Governing Body - in charge of the drafting of the Industry Framework Code

  • PH - Public House

  • PICAS - Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service

  • PIRRS - Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme

  • PL - Premises Licence

  • PLA - Property Litigation Association

  • PLC - Public Limited Company

  • PM - Property Manager

  • PMA - Publican's Morning Advertiser - Trade magazine

  • POB - Pub Owning Business 

  • POC - Particulars of Claim

  • PON - Purchase Order Number

  • PP - Planning Permission

  • PPC - Premium Packaged Cider

  • PPL - Phonographic Performance Limited - Regulator of the use of recorded music.

  • PPL - Premium Packaged Lager

  • PRA - Parallel Rent Assessment -  i.e. rent calculated on the basis of a free of tie lease.

  • PRRA - Parallel Rent Review Assessment (see PRA)

  • PRS - Performing Rights Society

  • PUB - Punch Taverns

  • QBD - Queens Bench Division of the Court

  • QC - Queen's Counsel

R -S

  • RAP - Rent Assessment Proposal

  • RB - Read Back - Sales Talk notes

  • RC - Restrictive Covenant

  • RCCM - Regional Credit Control Managers

  • RCJ - Royal Courts of Justice

  • RCO - Retail Compliance Officer (now called Retail Standards Executive)

  • REIT - Real Estate Investment Trust

  • REO - Reasonably Efficient Operator

  • REVPAR - Revenue Per Available Room

  • RFP - Rent Free Period

  • RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • RM - Regional Manager

  • ROI - Return on Investment

  • ROW - Right of Way

  • RP - Rent Proposal

  • RPA - Retail Partnership Agreement

  • RPI - Retail Price Index

  • RPIL - Lease with RPI rent reviews

  • RPL  - Retail Partnership Lease

  • RPM - Regional Property Manager

  • RPT - Retail Partnership Tenancy

  • RRM - Rent Review Manager

  • RSE - Retail Standards Executive

  • RTDL - Ready to Drink Litres

  • RV - Rateable Value

  • RVS - Rateable Valuation Service

  • S&N - Scottish & Newcastle now Star Pubs & Bars

  • S&R - Surrender and Regrant

  • S.146 - Notice under Section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925 - a precursor to forfeiture of the Lease.

  • S.25 - Landlord's notice under the LTA 1954. Can be opposed or unopposed to renewal

  • s.26 - Tenant's notice under the LTA 1954 starting renewal procedure

  • s.27 - Tenant's notice under the LTA 1954 bringing their rights to renew to an end

  • SBEE - Small Business  Enterprise & Employment Acts 2015 - contained provisions relating to Statutory Code and MRO

  • SC - South Coast

  • SC - Supreme Court

  • SCORFA - Special Commercial or Financial Advantages

  • SCPC - Standard Commercial Property Conditions

  • SD - Stamp Duty

  • SD - Statutory Demand

  • SDLT - Stamp Duty Land Tax

  • SE - South East

  • SG - Sheffield & Grimsby

  • SGH - Sprecher Greir Halberstam merged with Martineau Johnson and have now become Shakespeare Martineau

  • SIB or SIBA - Society of Independent Brewers

  • SIC - Standard Industrial Classification (Companies House listing)

  • SID - Senior Independent Director

  • SJE - Single Joint Expert

  • SM - South Midlands

  • SME - Small and Medium Enterprises

  • SMS - Safety Management Solutions

  • SNPE - Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises now Star Pubs & Bars

  • SOAF - Statement of Agreed Facts

  • SOD - Schedule of Dilapidations

  • SS - Sussex & Surrey

  • SSG - Strategic Safety Group

  • ST - Semi Tied

  • ST - Sub-Tenant

  • SW - South West

  • SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

  • SWP - Skills with Prizes - i.e quiz machines

T-V

  • TAW - Tenancy at Will

  • TDS - Temporary Departure Statement

  • TEN - Temporary Events Notice

  • TIB - Trustee in Bankruptcy - appointed in relation to a bankrupt individual

  • TIP - Tenant In Possession

  • TISC - Trade & Industry Select Committee - Investigated Pubs in 2011

  • TL - Truth Legal

  • TMA - Tenancy Management Agreement

  • TOP - Tenant Out of Possession

  • TPO - Tree Preservation Order

  • TPT - Tied Pub Tenant

  • TR  - Tie Release

  • TRG - Trade Review Group

  • TUPE - Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as amended by the "Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

  • TV - Thames Valley

  • UORR - Upward Only Rent Review

  • UPPL - Unique Pub Properties Limited

  • V1 - Version 1

  • VAT - Value Added Tax

  • VOA - Valuation Office Agency

  • VP - Vacant Possession

  • VRD - Volume Related Discount

  • VRS - Variance Report Summary

  • VTA - Variable Term Agreement

  • VTL - Variable Term Lease

  • VTL - Variance Trend Limit - limit at which the variance is flagged on the flow monitor reports

  • VTS - Variance Trend Summary - Flow monitoring report

W-Z

  • W/O - Without

  • WIP - Work in Progress

  • WLGA - Welsh Local Government Association

  • WLR - Weekly Law Reports

  • WM - West Midlands

  • WMA - Weights & Measures Act

  • WP - Without Prejudice

  • WPC - Wellington Pub Company Plc

  • WPP - Whitbread Pub Partnerships

  • WPSAC - Without prejudice save as to costs

  • WSM - Wines Spirits & Minerals

  • YTD - Year to Date

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