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22nd February 2022

BBPA Response to Prime Minister’s Statement

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement in the House of Commons, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“Moving beyond COVID restrictions marks an important milestone in the road to recovery for pubs. A recent study from CGA which found that 70% of people now feel confident about visiting pubs, bars and restaurants so we are hopeful that we have seen the last of any restrictions.

“However, as we move to living with covid as an endemic virus it is important the pub and brewing sector receive the necessary support and guidance to ensure a strong and sustainable recovery. We urge the Government to support the sector’s recovery by continuing to reduce the punitive tax burden on our sector to ensure the sustainability of brewing and pubs, and help us regenerate our cities, towns and villages up and down the country.”

Press release from BBPA

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