Directors and representatives from franchise associations across Europe gathered in Prague last month to consider Britain’s developments in ethical rules for franchising and how to apply them more widely.

The meeting, which was hosted by the Chairman and Director of the franchise association of the Czech Republic, included representatives from associations as far afield as Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, Turkey, France, Germany, Italy and Holland.

At the event Brian Smart, Director General of the British Franchise Association (bfa), introduced the bfa’s rules on refunding pre-contractual deposits, on the rights of franchise owners to sell their businesses as going concerns, on the disclosure of purchase incentives by franchisors and on the charges for renewing franchise agreements. More.