General Election 2017 - Pledge for Pubs! 

Ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8th June, CAMRA asked election candidates to pledge their support for beer and pubs by committing to:

1. Beer: Celebrate and promote Britain's 1,540 breweries
2. Pubs: Support action to help pubs thrive
3. Consumers: Represent the interests of pub goers, beer and cider drinkers

In total, 773 candidates signed up to our #pledgeforpubs and 130 of them were elected! You can download the list of elected MPs who supported CAMRA's pledges here. 

We'd like to say a big thanks to all of the candidates who added their support, and all the CAMRA members who joined in the campaign. 

Pulling together to:

Pledge 1 Beer

Celebrate Britain's breweries

Pledge 2 Pubs

Help pubs thrive

Pledge 3 Consumers

Speak up for pub-goers and beer drinkers

Number of supporters

773

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Comment from CAMRA on the news that Brexit will make families poorer

Comment from CAMRA on the news that Brexit will make families poorer

Following the warning from the Bank of England this morning that the impact of Brexit will contribute to a dramatic drop in real-term pay this year (here), the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is urging election candidates to back a number of pledges to help keep pub-going an affordable activity.

Tom Stainer, Head of Communications at CAMRA says:

"When money is tight, pub-going is one of the first things that consumers cut back on to try to make ends meet. While this is of course understandable, it actually has quite a harmful impact on a person's wellbeing. Visiting a local pub on a regular basis makes people happier and feel better connected to their local community.

"The financial impact of Brexit could of course hit consumers, which is why we are asking election candidates to reduce the potential negative impacts from Brexit. We are also asking that they use the opportunity to provide new tax relief for pubs that was previously impossible due to European regulations. We believe that a reduced tax burden for pubs and other on-trade outlets as compared to the off trade is vital to help keep pub-going an affordable activity for British consumers."

CAMRA's full Manifesto for candidates can be accessed at www.camra.org.uk/pledgeforpubs

Please get in touch if you would like to speak to Tim for an interview.

CAMRA Press Office

01727 337 863 / press@camra.org.uk

About CAMRA:

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 187,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

 


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