Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament confirming stricter restrictions for pubs in Tiers 2 and 3 when the national lockdown in England ends, CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona said:
“These unfair extra restrictions on pubs will be devastating for businesses, jobs and the future of community pubs across England. To add insult to injury, the Prime Minister hasn’t given any evidence about why these restrictions are necessary and didn’t announce any extra financial support to give the beer and pubs sector a fighting chance of surviving the next few weeks and months.
“Pubs – particularly those which don’t serve food – are being offered up as a sacrificial lamb without any evidence or explanation as to why they are being treated more harshly than the likes of shops and gyms.
“CAMRA is calling on the Government to introduce a decent, dedicated financial support package, and to think again on these restrictions which will force many pubs and the breweries that serve them to close their doors for good and never re-open.”
Notes to editors:
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 180,000 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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