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24th February 2020

BBPA calls for VJ Day extended hours

The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed a consultation on relaxing licensing hours to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, commented:

“Like Victory In Europe Day on 8th May 2020, Victory in Japan Day will be a wonderful opportunity for the nation to come together at the heart of the local community, the great British pub. 

“Relaxed licensing hours for pubs would be welcomed by people looking to celebrate the occasion and remember those who gave so much during the war. We look forward to responding to the consultation in due course.” 



For further information, please contact:

Nick Lawrie, Digital Communications Manager: 020 7627 9156/ 07824 359 013

Adam Beazley, Communications & Campaigns Officer: 020 7627 9155 / 07507 836 708


Notes to editors:

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.