BBPA says new PM must work immediately to support pubs & breweries

Following the announcement of the Rt Hon Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association has reacted.

Emma (pictured) said, “I would like to offer my congratulations to the Rt Hon Liz Truss on her announcement as Prime Minister today. It is crucial that the new Government hits the ground running and put plans in place to urgently tackle the rocketing energy prices which are putting pubs and brewers in real jeopardy.

“The pub and brewing sector makes a huge contribution to our economy and local communities throughout the UK, yet is in an extremely precarious position. It’s not an exaggeration to say what we are facing in terms of rising costs could have a worse impact than the pandemic in terms of business closures and subsequent job losses.

'This is why we have written to the new Prime Minister today calling for urgent investment in our sector which will enable us to weather the storm and play a key role in the Prime Minister’s plan for growth.”