Update on the new PPL SFE Tariff - 4 June 2019

PPL has now been informed by the British Beer and Pub Association and UK Hospitality, as trade bodies representing a number of PPL’s SFE licensees, that they intend to refer both the current SFE tariff and the new SFE tariff to the Copyright Tribunal for independent review.

When a reference of an existing tariff is made to the Copyright Tribunal in this way, that tariff must remain in force pending any decision from the Tribunal.

Therefore, if the trade bodies proceed with their reference, PPL PRS Ltd will continue to invoice licensees at Nightclubs, Pubs / Bars, Restaurants / Cafes and Hotels under the current SFE tariff (Specially Featured Entertainment PPLPP001) for the time being.

If the Copyright Tribunal approves PPL’s new SFE tariff (or otherwise decides that the current tariff needs to be varied), it may backdate the resulting SFE tariff to the start date of the Tribunal reference.

If you have any queries on the SFE Tariff, please contact SFEreview@ppluk.com

Press enquiries should be directed to public.relations@ppluk.com

The current SFE tariff (Specially Featured Entertainment PPLPP001) will continue to apply to SFE events at other premises until further notice.