Open letter to the Chancellor from the nation’s publicans
PUBLICANS, PUB STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES NEED SUPPORT
Open letter to the Chancellor from UK publicans
We, all UK publicans, are writing to you to implore you to understand the situation we, our staff and our families are now in as a direct result of the Government imposed restrictions on pubs and hospitality – and to urge you to offer meaningful support to compensate for the loss of trade, income and livelihoods that the Government restrictions will cause.
We are dismayed at the way you have ignored the needs of pubs, publicans, staff and our families in your statement.
Despite many pubs now facing levels of trade that make opening unviable, you provided NOTHING in your statement to help thousands of pubs other than limited help to those that serve food or provide accommodation. This oversight is astonishing considering that the Government so often claims to care about ‘the Great British pub’, but it is also disgraceful, considering that the Government’s own decisions are what have led directly to many pubs being unable to trade viably…