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22nd September 2022

Pub and brewing trade association responds to business energy announcement

Responding to the announcement on energy support for businesses, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“We welcome this very significant and critical intervention by the Government. It will be a lifeline for many pubs and brewers this winter.

“It is crucial that business owners can easily understand what discount they will be receiving so they can effectively plan ahead, and the requirement for security deposits to enter new contracts must be removed as a barrier to fair supply. 

“Whilst this announcement has helped businesses to breathe an initial sigh of relief as they head into this critical period, more support is needed to tackle the cost of doing business and we need a plan beyond the next six months.

“Our industry is one of only a few that supports jobs and livelihoods in every single part of the UK, and we have the potential to deliver growth in every single community we serve. On Friday, the Chancellor must take steps to address the cost of doing business, by reducing the tax burden on our sector, allowing pubs and brewers the chance to not only survive this winter, but remain at the heart of local economies and their communities for many years to come.”

Press release from the BBPA.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Jessie Powell at / 020 7627 9199 .