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CAMRA comments on the appointment of a new Chancellor

Commenting on the news that Rishi Sunak MP has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman, said:

“I want to congratulate the new Chancellor on his appointment. Ahead of the Budget next month, there is a unique opportunity to unleash the potential of pubs by announcing a fundamental review of business rates and the introduction of a lower rate of duty for draught beer – which targets beer sold that is sold on tap, in pubs.

“We know that Rishi Sunak has been a great supporter of pubs in his constituency, carrying out a survey on issues that affect them and celebrating the George and Dragon in Hudswell – which won CAMRA’s prestigious Pub of the Year competition in 2016.

“I’d be more than happy to meet the Chancellor in a pub of his choosing to discuss how we can secure CAMRA’s vision for thriving community pubs in every town, city and village in the UK.”