Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, tells @skygillian that the ‘road to profitability is exceptionally long’, as over 2,000 pubs have permanently closed because of the #coronavirus pandemic.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 30, 2020
Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, set out on Sky News this morning how the road back to profitability for pubs is an exceptionally long one.
McClarkin emphasised to presenter Gillian Joseph and viewers the importance of more economic support for pubs. Explaining that more than 5% of pubs in 2020 permanently closed directly from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With news this morning of the vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca being approved for use in the UK, Matt Hancock is talking about getting back to somewhere near normal by Spring. For all too many pubs across the UK the support McClarkin is asking for will be needed to avoid a steep rise in further closures before Spring.
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