Open for business: pubs in Leicester can open from Monday 3 August despite additional restrictions on households socialising

Leicester pubs can reopen from Monday

By Emily Hawkins

City pubs in Leicester have finally been given the greenlight to resume trading after an extended closure period saw them unable to open with the rest of the country.

Extend the reduction: the Government has been urged to help out wet-led pubs by slashing VAT on beer as well as food

Calls to extend VAT reduction to beer

By Emily Hawkins

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said VAT reduction should be extended to pints as well as food to aid businesses less likely to benefit from the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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