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10th May 2022

BBPA response to pavement licenses being made permanent in Queen’s Speech

In response to the announcement that pavement licenses will be made permanent in Queen’s Speech, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association Emma McClarkin said:

“This is fantastic news for our sector and will be a welcome boost for pubs across the country ahead of the summer months.

“The past two years have been the toughest on memory for many pubs and whilst some created and refurbished outdoor spaces to host customers whilst restrictions were in place, others simply did not have the option to do so. Permanent pavement licenses will give many businesses the opportunity to bring a new offering to customers and create a continental culture that will hopefully bring Britain’s high streets to life and help them thrive again.”


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About the British Beer & Pub Association
The BBPA represents companies in the UK which between them brew over 90% of the beer sold in the UK and own 20,000 pubs. Our members include international companies, family brewers, managed locals, and the nation’s largest tenanted pub estates.

  • 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


Press release from BBPA

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