#SaveOurPubs with an urgent support package #SupportPubsNOW

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#SAVEOURPUBS WITH AN URGENT PACKAGE OF SUPPORT

The future of many pubs is at stake and many publicans and their families face hardship. Pubs have been unfairly singled out in the new tiered system for England; pubs in Northern Ireland & parts of Scotland are also closed (or banned from selling alcohol, which amounts to forced closure) and pubs in Wales & other areas of Scotland are at risk from further forced closures.

The current level of grant support isn't enough to cover ongoing pub costs, especially rent, never mind support publicans and their families, so urgent action is needed to avoid mass pub closures & hardship. There also needs to be support for small brewers & other suppliers whose businesses are threatened due to pubs being closed.  

THE GOVERNMENT MUST ANNOUNCE AN URGENT PACKAGE OF SUPPORT INCLUDING:

1. Closure grants increased to at least £1000 a week to actually cover costs, avoid business failure and prevent hardship.

2. A statutory rent code including the right to a rent review, to stop unreasonable rents that don't reflect trading conditions & a presumption of no commercial rent during forced closures.

3. A business rates holiday in 2021/22

4. VAT of 5% on all pub/hospitality sales, including on all drinks, to support ALL pubs

5. A tailored package of support, including business rates relief for small brewers & other suppliers, whose businesses are threatened by pubs being closed

#SaveOurPubs #SupportPubsNOW #BackOurBrewers