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Pubs receive average of £27,000 each in support from operators

The BBPA revealed that on average, leased and tenanted pubs have received £27,000 each in support from pub operating businesses

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed that leased and tenanted pubs have, on average, received £27,000 each in support from their respective pub operating businesses.

The trade association said a “fraction of this support” came from commercial landlords, with many receiving no rent waiver or even discount at all

Emma McClarkin, the chief executive of the BBPA, said: “Although it’s been a difficult one, the last year has shown just how important the leased and tenanted model is in ensuring Britain’s unique pubs survive and thrive.

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“Without it, thousands of pubs wouldn’t be in the position they are today to reopen and recover. The Government is doing the right thing by consulting on commercial landlords who have not supported tenants in their buildings.”

She added: “However, any measures brought about from the consultation must not cut across the leased and tenanted pub model and undermine the successful collaboration between pub tenant and operator which has only strengthened since the crisis.”

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