MA’s Review of the Week

Furlough extension must be reviewed by Government to save pub jobs

By Nicholas Robinson contact

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Bbpa, Emma McClarkin, Coronavirus, Legislation, Furlough

If the Government does not extend furlough to the pub trade then it must give other financial support to the sector or see mass unemployment at a time when the economy needs support.

That’s according to British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Emma McClarkin, who spoke to The Morning Advertiser’s ​managing editor Nicholas Robinson in the latest Review of the Week.

McClarkin gave her views on Government announcements this week including a reduction in the number of individuals allowed to gather inside and out to six; mandatory test and trace data collection in pubs; and the revelation that the Government would not extend the furlough scheme.

The BBPA boss also outlined what the organisation would be fighting for in the Autumn Budget, including a business rates relief extension as well as further tax cuts.

Watch the video to find out how Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement this week will affect the pub trade.

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