BBPA hails success of National Hospitality Day

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The British Beer and Pub Association has estimated that over 18 million pints were served during National Hospitality Day on 18 September, after issuing a rallying call for pubgoers to support their local.

 

The event saw pubs across the country come together to demonstrate how important the sector is to the UK economy, lending support to the BBPA’s call for Business Rate and VAT reform, alongside a cut in Beer Duty.

“I hope the Chancellor will be watching this Saturday and see the love we have as a nation for our pubs,” said BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin prior to the event. “They have a vital role to play in building back better and driving growth in communities across the UK.”

“But if they are to do this he must invest in them at the Budget by reducing the unfair tax burden they face.”

National Hospitality Day comes after 60,000 people signed the petition calling on the Government to support pubs and breweries, with 50,000 writing directly to their MP and asking them to support pubs in their constituencies.

With the next Budget confirmed for October 27, the BBPA is urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to “do the right thing” and implement reforms designed to support the sector’s recovery.


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