The day after the Budget, CAMRA members took part in a successful Mass Lobby Day to launch our three point plan to save the Great British pub to MPs:
- Introduce a preferential rate of duty for draught beer
- Reform the business rates system to address the unfair burden on pubs.
- Conduct an urgent review of the Pubs Code so that the Market Rent Only option becomes a genuine choice for tenants.
While the Budget has provided a lifeline for some pubs, it's vital that the Government acts now to tackle the root causes of pub closures, rather than providing temporary sticking plasters each year when the Chancellor steps up to the dispatch box.
We need as many people as possible to email their MP and ask them to back CAMRA's plan to save our pubs.