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27th December 2023

BBPA reacts to pubs being funded through the Levelling Up Community Ownership Fund

Reacting to pubs being funded through the Levelling Up Community Ownership Fund, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“With pubs in the news again this Christmas, highlighting once again the vital role they play in bringing communities together and particularly those on their own at this time of year, the funding announcements for 8 community pubs through the Levelling Up fund is very welcome. This will enable these pubs to continue to remain at the heart of their communities.  We would also urge Government to provide further funding support to Pub Is The Hub, an incredible organisation, that provides funding for local pubs to enable then to diversify and offer additional community services and amenities. ”


About the British Beer & Pub Association
The BBPA represents businesses which between them brew over 90% of the beer sold in the UK and own 20,000 pubs.

Our members include international companies, national and local brewers and pub businesses operating managed and tenanted pubs in cities, towns and villages across the country.

These businesses are at the heart of communities and local economies and include family businesses who have been brewing beer and running pubs for hundreds of years alongside emerging brewers and pub operators.

The UK’s beer and pub industry supports close to 940,000 jobs

The industry adds £26.2billion to the UK’s economy each year


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