I wrote to you last week to ask for your support in providing trading insight alongside your priorities for support and Government investment. A huge thank you to many of you who completed our short survey. We have used your insight in making the case for vital investment to the Chancellor ahead of the budget on the 6th of March. Your priorities of a VAT reduction for all pub sales and a long-term reduction in Business Rates are the key investments you need to secure and grow your pub businesses.
With 3 out of 4 of your businesses not making a profit due to exceptional energy, staffing and food & drink costs, you need vital investment. We will continue to make the case at all levels of Government for your pubs. Engaging your local MPs, gaining their backing for your pub businesses and leaving the Chancellor in no doubt of the value of in investing in pubs, will be key. Many of you have engaged your local MPs as part of our #MyPub campaign. I have recorded a short video to ask for your support once more.
Write to your MP here #MyPub
We will also continue to collaborate across the sector to make the case collectively for the support our sector needs.
Thank you also for your insight into what you value most from your BII and what are your priorities for support in the coming year. We are leaving the survey open for the next few days to ensure we have as much feedback as possible. We will then share all the results and how we will further support your priorities.
Take part in our survey here
Please be assured that we will do all we can to support you.