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20th December 2022

Consumers face fastest increase in the cost of a night out in over 30 years

Commenting on the latest ONS data on inflation, CAMRA National Chair Nik Antona said: “We’re all keen to visit our much-loved pubs and social clubs this festive season, but this data shows just how much households will struggle to enjoy a night out with friends, family, or colleagues. Huge rises in the fixed costs paid by pubs – including energy bills – mean that they have no choice but to increase prices, despite doing everything they can to continue to welcome their customers, and this data showing that other parts of the economy are starting to see inflation slow.

“It’s unacceptable that the on-trade has been left behind by Government in this way. It’s now urgent that energy bill support is announced for beyond April 2023, and that the inflationary general duty rise is cancelled.”

Notes to editors:
About CAMRA:  

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 160,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

Press release from CAMRA.

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