Greene King CEO urges PM to rethink pub restrictions

Nick Mackenzie, CEO of Greene King, has commented on the Prime Minister's speech in the House of Commons this afternoon.

Mackenzie said, “Today’s announcement of the £40m support fund for wet-led pubs only equates to around £1,000 per pub – which simply isn’t enough and won’t touch the sides of the financial hole that’s left for pubs over what is traditionally the busiest trading period of the year.

'Because of the new tier structure, many pubs are in an unviable position with heavily reduced revenue and significant costs from reopening and closing as the rules constantly change.

“Jobs and livelihoods are at risk. Unless the government urgently reviews the restrictions, many pubs face permanent closure, which will deprive communities across the country of their much-loved great British pub.”