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16th March 2023

Greene King CEO response to the budget

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Nick Mackenzie, CEO of Greene King, said: “We are pleased to see that the Chancellor has listened to the pub industry and increased the relief on draught beer, an important step to support the Great British Pub. However, the devil is in the detail, and we are concerned that the extended draught relief will still not mitigate the challenging headwinds UK pubs face.

“Pubs are in desperate need of the Chancellor’s ‘Brexit Pubs Guarantee’ as they are still being hit with higher costs on everything from energy to food. We look forward to seeing more detail on how the Chancellor’s announcements today will unlock barriers to work and investment which can help the pubs and brewing sector tackle our current challenges and be able to contribute to the country’s economic growth.”


George Sanderson