Majority of pubs still waiting on Christmas and November lockdown grants

Emma McClarkin BBPA pubs lockdown grants
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The British Beer & Pub Association has revealed that three in four wet led pubs are still yet to receive their Christmas grant promised to them by the Prime Minister at the beginning of December 2020.


Boris Johnson personally announced the one-off grant, worth £1,000 per pub, to assist wet-led pubs forced to close through Christmas. The trade association says the delay in the delivery of the grants has meant many pubs reliant on them for their very survival could have been lost for good already.

The BBPA also revealed that over half of the grants introduced to support pubs in the November lockdown are still yet to be paid too.

“Months have passed by yet still thousands of pubs are waiting on the grants they have been promised,” said Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the BBPA. “It is unbelievable that so many pubs are still waiting on their Christmas grants and grants for the second lockdown. Considering we are now in a third lockdown it is scandalous.

“The Prime Minister personally promised some of these grants for wet-led pubs. We implore him to now intervene and ensure his promise is delivered.”

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