Responding to the Chancellor’sannouncement to
Parliament today (5 November), National Chairman of CAMRA Nik
Antona said:

“The Chancellor’s announcement that the furlough scheme will
be extended until March 2021 with an 80% contribution from
government is welcomed news for pubs who have struggled to make
ends meet â€“ not just in lockdown periods, but also as a result
of restrictions such as the curfew and limits on
household mixing.

“These measures have reduced trade and knocked consumer
confidence, making it hard for publicans in all tiers of
restrictions â€“ and in all nations of the UK â€“ to pay fixed
costs, meet wages bills and turn a profit.

“As well as furlough support, CAMRA continues to call on
the Chancellor to commit to a long-term, sector-specific financial
support package to see pubs and the breweries that serve them
through the tough winter months ahead. Otherwise, we risk seeing
thousands of pubs being forced to close for good.â€

 Ends

About CAMRA:  

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.

Press release from CAMRA

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