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Press Release


CAMRA responds to the news that the community sector is thriving

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Following the Plunkett Foundation’s report [1] which shows that community-run pubs are stronger than ever and interest is continuing to build within the sector, please find below comment from Ben Wilkinson, Chair of CAMRA’s Pub Campaign:

“It is fantastic to see that community-owned pubs across the country are thriving. In many instances, these are pubs that have been brought back from the brink of closure through the hard work of dedicated locals who refuse to see their pub disappear.

“Yet while these examples are heartening, sadly community buy-outs is not a feasible option for every pub under threat. That is why CAMRA believes that the promised reviews of both the business rates system and the Pubs Code will be so essential in stemming the tide of pub closures.”

[1] Plunkett Foundation report available here: https://plunkett.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Better-Business-2018-Pubs.pdf