Covid-19 Support for ALL and Publicans
The current Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis is devasting for pubs and publicans, who need help and support from Government and from pub owners to survive the crisis.
We welcome the fact that the Government have provided some support for pubs and publicans, particularly the grants made available for businesses that qualify.
However the grants are only available for pubs that have a rateable value of up to £51,000, which meant that pubs valued above that are not eligible for grant support. So approximately a fifth of pubs receive no support at all, which threatens their survival. No pub can get through this crisis, when they are not allowed to trade, without Government support.
We have written to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (you can read it here)
ALL pubs of ALL sizes clearly need help and we are calling for this arbitrary level to be lifted. We are supporters of the Raise the Bar campaign