Pubs to respond to the request of Boris Johnson, the July 4 reopening as sector hits ‘crisis’


The pub industry is urging the Prime Minister to let them know by Friday if they can open the next month, instead of keeping them in ” limbo “.Business leaders of the leading brewers and pub operators written to Boris Johnson, to warn that the sector has reached a “critical point” and needs to know that they can open from the 4th of July.

Companies at the international, regional, family and independent breweries, both at the national and regional pub operators who, collectively, infusion 90% of the beer in Britain and own 20,000 pubs.

Hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost and pubs could close permanently, unless the Government confirms the 4 July, the date, the PM has been warned.

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Hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said pub and brewery companies are burning through £100 million dollars every month in cash, while they remain closed.

Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the BBPA, said: “Britain’s 47,000 pubs and 2,000 brewers have reached a critical point, and need a definitive date when the pubs for the reopening of the.

“Our industry is burning through 100 million pounds per month just trying to survive with no money coming in. This is simply not sustainable. We need a date now to give us the confidence and clarity on when we will reopen.

The Pubs have been closed since the 23rd of March

“Without a confirmation of the date for the re-opening of our sector is going to have to make some major decisions this week on furloughed staff and at the re-opening is possible, with a new wave of layoffs likely. Hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost.

“Our message to the Prime Minister is clear: to stop keeping our industry in limbo.

“Give us the exact date we need for the reopening, so our great British pubs may be ready to return and the support of our communities and the economy once again.

“The livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of publicans and the pub and brewery employees in all corners of the UK hang in the balance. ”

Nick Mackenzie, chief executive of pub operator and brewer Greene King, said: “Despite our best efforts to work with the Government and our significant investment to ensure the safety of our customers and team members, with less than three weeks to go until the re-opening of the date stated in the roadmap of the Government, we have neither the finalisation of the safety guidelines or of the final confirmation of the re-opening of the date.

Pub operators and brewers are demanding a response from Boris Johnson

“It is incredibly frustrating to us and our people, and we need a Government to take a decision now, to allow pubs to open from the 4th of July. ”

Kevin Georgel, chief executive officer of St Austell Brewery, said: “We have been forced to take a significant bet for the brewing of the beer to the pressure again.

“In addition, we invest in our pubs to ensure that we can reopen safely – with the necessary measures in place – July 4, as indicated in the Government “road map”.

Ralph Findlay, ceo of Marston’s, said: “This week, I have to decide if we bring the staff from service and to invest in new security protocols of our pubs will be, as the safety of our customers and employees is paramount.

“I’m not going to re-open our pubs before these protocols are in place.

“Without an immediate and definitive confirmation of the Government at the time, I can’t afford to bring our staff back to work to do. “


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