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CAMRA comments on the news that pub hours will be extended for VE Day

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Commenting on the announcement that pub opening hours will be extended for the 75th anniversary of VE Day, CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said:

“It’s great to see the Government extending pub opening hours for this year’s VE Day celebrations. In doing so, they recognise the community value pubs have. This will allow people to mark the contribution that our armed forces personnel and everyone on the home front made to the war effort. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this by getting down to their local and taking part in events run across England and Wales to mark this historic anniversary.

“At CAMRA we want to make sure everyone can, in future, mark special occasions at the pub. That’s why, ahead of the Budget, we are calling for a fundamental review of business rates and the introduction of a lower rate of duty for draught beer – which targets beer that is sold in pubs. This will encourage consumption of alcohol in a supervised setting, bring investment and employment to high streets and village centres, and allow everyone to take advantage of the social and wellbeing benefits of thriving community pubs.”

More on this story is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pub-hours-extended-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day