The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to intervene and save pubs from going bust after new statistics revealed just than 1 in 4 pubs (28%) have “no or low confidence” that they will survive the next 3 months.
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper said: “Pubs are a hugely important part of our social and cultural fabric, and are community hubs often run by families for the love of the trade.
“With so many pubs worried that they wont be able to survive the next few months of the pandemic, alarm bells should be ringing across government.
“The Chancellor must take radical action: he must increase grants so they cover fixed costs during restrictions, guarantee that furlough will be extended for as long as pubs can’t operate properly, and provide an income for landlords so they can eat and provide for their families.”
“Failure to act will leave a gaping hole in communities across the UK.”