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22nd December 2021

BBPA welcomes Chancellor’s package of support for hospitality

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement regarding short-term support measures for the hospitality sector, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the BBPA said:

“This short-term package of support from the Chancellor is welcome at this extremely challenging time for pubs and brewers. It will be a vital lifeline for many and will help compensate businesses for the dramatically reduced trade already being experienced in the run up to Christmas.

“It will be absolutely essential that the Government continues to monitor and support our sector for the long-term as we ride out the pandemic and into recovery. Ensuring our pubs and brewers continue to have the support they need, including further financial support if further restrictions are introduced, along with a clear timeline for the lifting any such measures. Our overwhelming hope is to remain trading and serving our customers and communities.”

Further details on the announcement can be found here: £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK

Press release from BBPA