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9th May 2024

CAMRA welcomes extended licensing hours for Euros 2024

Responding to the news that licensing hours in England and Wales will be extended if any of the competing home nations’ teams reach the semi-finals or final of the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament, CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said:

“CAMRA was pleased to support this extension when it was first proposed, and it’s great to see Government listen to consumers and the on-trade, and back our local pubs and clubs in this way.

“Cheering on your team, in the atmosphere of the pub, surrounded by friends and local community, is an experience that you can’t get anywhere else. Recognising the unique nature of the pub in this way is a much-needed boost for licensees, who have faced an uphill struggle to remain profitable in recent years in the face of spiralling costs.

“I know Parliament is currently looking at making this kind of licensing extension easier in the future which CAMRA strongly supports. Creating a more responsive mechanism for licensing hours alterations would let pub-goers celebrate the full range and diversity of UK sporting achievement – not just the men’s Euros 2024.”


About CAMRA:

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 150,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

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