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Licensing / Pubs / 26 February 2015

Warm welcome from BBPA for halt on locally set fees

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments:

“This is great news – in not moving ahead with locally set fees, the Government deserves our thanks for listening to our concerns. Such a change would have damaged small community pubs, which the Government is rightly keen to support.

“Pubs do not enjoy any subsidy; they pay hugely into the public coffers through the taxation system, through beer and other alcohol duties, business rates, and a host of other taxes, which is why we are campaigning for more business rates reforms for pubs and a third beer duty freeze in the March Budget.”

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