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“Support our pubs now, or risk losing them for good,” says Darren Jones

Darren Jones joins with 24 MP to call for urgent support to protect pubs from the economic fall-out of Coronavirus restrictions.

Thriving pubs are a source of pride throughout Bristol and are vital community assets worth protecting. Earlier this Month, Darren urged the Chancellor to extend much-needed financial support to protect pubs by cutting Beer Duty. While pubs and hospitality rebuild from this pandemic, they need support in meeting their overheads. By changing the Pubs Code to allow pubs to renegotiate rents, the Government would finally starting meeting their promise to protect pubs and the livelihoods connected to them.

Steps such as these are necessary to prevent the closure of more pubs in Bristol North West. Sadly, the Eastfield Inn was forced to close after 9 years of doing business in Henleaze. The small business Minister needs to come forward now and announce a policy to halt further closures.

You can read the full letter sent by Darren and other MPs below: