The Independent Pub Confederation will provide an update to the parliamentary committee investigating pub companies by the end of the summer, writes Gemma McKenna. Last week the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chief Brigid Simmonds told business minster Ed Davy, and the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee (BISC) that pubcos had made “determined progress” on their codes of practice. BBPA had been required to give regular updates to the committee. Kate Nicholls, secretary of the Independent Pub Confederation (IPC), said it had just recently been asked to provide a report by the committee’s clerk. She said: “The committee wants to know our perspective and views on the code (of practice for pubcos) and on all the committee’s recommendations. They would like us to set out what we think has happened to date.” IPC is made up of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), Fair Pint, the Federation of Small Businesses, Guild of Master Victuallers, Unite and Justice for Licensees. Pub companies were given until June 2011 to self-regulate to ensure a fair deal for customers before the Government intervenes.