Posted: Monday, 7 June 2010 @ 10:54
You may remember that back in February I blogged on the outcome of the court case supported by The British Beer and Pub association (BBPA) which meant that PPL had been overcharging to the tune of perhaps £20m across the industry since 2005.
It has just been announced that Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) have written to all holders of PPL licences to explain how they can reclaim the overpayments going back to 2005. Letters should be arriving this week. So all venues, pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants, and others, should act quickly and claim the refunds and ensure that future fees do not exceed the new limits.
The BBPA have also posted some helpful advice and a ready calculator on their website www.beerandpub.com/industryArticle.aspx?articleId=220
Make sure you follow their advice. If you do not claim you will not get a refund. And although you can ask PPL to calculate the refund for you, it is advisable to carry out your own calculations to make sure you get the correct refund.
If you are in any doubt get advice.
Licensing Law Specialist
Blog by Nigel Musgrove
Nigel has been providing dispute resolution advice as a solicitor for over 35 years. As well as advising SMEs and business owners on disputes he also offers a specialist licensing law service. View profile
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