With the incredible pressures you are currently facing, running your essential businesses at the heart of communities across the UK, we want to ensure that Government are left in no doubt about the impact on you, your business and your customers.
BII Member Emma of The Plough Inn, Prestbury recently tweeted about how vital pubs are to their communities, local suppliers and customers alike using the hashtag #notjustapub. Since then we have seen many of you sharing why you believe your business is #notjustapub and we want to amplify this message and take the opportunity to put pubs on the top of the agenda for Government support.
We are calling on the chancellor to:
- Reduce VAT for the sector to 10% across all areas, including alcohol to ensure all types of pub businesses can benefit
- Cancel Business Rates for all pubs for the rest of this financial year to allow their recovery to actually begin
Read the full press release here
We have created some assets to help you share this message with your customers and local MP's, ensuring they fight for vital and viable pubs and the support that they will need to survive.
We would encourage you to write to your MP and have provided a template letter for you, which you can amend with your stories to personalise the huge challenges that you are facing. We would also like to create a real movement online, and have created a number of visual assets that you can use on social media to highlight the urgent need for support. Please feel free to add or use your own words across all social media platforms, but please remember to include the hashtag #notjustapub and tag the BII via the handles below in all posts so we can re-share them.
Twitter - @BIIandBIIAB
Facebook - @BIIandBIIAB
Instagram - @BritishInstituteofInnkeeping
LinkedIn - British Institute of Innkeeping