Campaign for Pubs
“Dishonest and as nonsensical as it is puritanical” Campaign for Pubs slam Welsh Government decision to ban alcohol in pubs
The announcement was made by First Minister Mark Drakeford and the new rules will come into force from 6pm this Friday, 4th December with less than five days notice.
The news is devastating for pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants and means in effect they are losing the vital December trade. It will mean many pubs will have to cancel orders, which also seriously affects small brewers and other suppliers, having a devastating effect on all businesses in the sector. Many small Welsh breweries had been continuing to brew beer on the basis that pubs would continue to open. Beer order for December have already been placed and stock will have to be thrown away.
Wales had a 17 days so-called ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown over school half-term in late October to early November to avoid further restrictions. Alas it clearly failed and the strategy being pursued in Wales, as in the rest of the UK, is putting businesses including pubs into a never ending cycle of closures and draconian restrictions, which is destroying thousands of profitable businesses and pushing many families into hardship.
The Campaign for Pubs are calling for Welsh politicians to oppose the new measures and have stressed that there must be proper support for pubs and all affected hospitality businesses, compensating them for the loss of crucial December trade and through the winter.
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