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#PullingTogether Campaign to help pubs, brewers and cider makers through the COVID-19 pandemic

Britain’s largest beer festival to be cancelled this August (25/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to Chancellor's decision not to cancel beer duty (24/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to new restriction on movement introduced last night (24/03/2020)

PM announces pub closures - CAMRA responds (23/03/2020)

CAMRA JOINS FORCES WITH PUBS AND INDEPENDENT BREWERS TO ‘PULL TOGETHER’ INDUSTRY AGAINST CORONAVIRUS (19/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to the news that pubs can operate as takeaways during COVID-19 crisis (19/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to the Government's measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (18/03/2020)

CAMRA to cancel all beer festivals until the end of June amidst COVID-19 fears (17/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to the PM's calls to avoid pubs during virus outbreak (17/03/2020)


CAMRA Wales responds to the Budget announcement (16/3/20)
Commenting on the UK Government’s Budget from a spokesperson for CAMRA in Wales.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-wales-responds-to-the-budget-announcement/

CAMRA responds to the Budget announcement (11/3/20)
Commenting on announcements in the Budget, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-responds-to-the-budget-announcement/

CAMRA Northern Ireland responds to the Budget announcement (11/3/20)
Commenting on the UK Government’s Budget yesterday, please find the attached comment from the Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-northern-ireland-responds-to-the-budget-announcement/

CAMRA Scotland responds to the Budget announcement (11/3/20)
Commenting on the UK Government’s Budget yesterday, please find the attached comment from Scotland Director for CAMRA Sarah Crawford.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-scotland-responds-to-the-budget-announcement/


Tickets now on sale for the Great British Beer Festival (2/3/20)
Tickets have just gone on sale for Britain’s largest beer event of the year, the Great British Beer Festival.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/tickets-now-on-sale-for-the-great-british-beer-festival/

CAMRA calls on local MPs to back specific duty cut (2/3/20)
Ahead of the UK budget on 11th March, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is calling on Northern Ireland’s MPs to back its radical proposal to save pubs from extinction.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-on-local-mps-to-back-specific-duty-cut/

CAMRA calls on Scottish MPs to back specific duty cut (2/3/20)
Ahead of the UK budget on 11 March, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is calling on Scottish MPs to back its radical proposal to save pubs from extinction.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-on-scottish-mps-to-back-specific-duty-cut/

CAMRA invites MPs to sample new tax plans for beer and pubs (2/3/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is inviting MPs to learn more about its plans for a preferential rate of duty for beer sold in pubs.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-invites-mps-to-sample-new-tax-plans-for-beer-and-pubs/

New research shows the benefit of cutting tax on beer sold in pubs over supermarket (5/3/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has launched a new piece of research conducted by Europe Economics into the impact of introducing a preferential rate of duty for draught beer.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/new-research-shows-the-benefit-of-cutting-tax-on-beer-sold-in-pubs-over-supermarket/

CAMRA partners with UK brewers to help beer-lovers learn more about their favourite drink (5/3/20)
CAMRA will once again partner with British brewers to help beer and cider lovers learn more about their favourite drink at CAMRA festivals up and down the country.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-partners-with-uk-brewers-to-help-beer-lovers-learn-more-about-their-favourite-drink/

CAMRA comments on Brains selling 40 pubs (3/3/20)
Commenting on the decision by S.A. Brain & Co. Ltd to dispose of 40 of their pubs, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-brains-selling-40-pubs/


CAMRA calls on new treasury ministers to cut tax on beer sold in pubs (24/2/20)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has written to the new Chancellor and his Treasury team to call on them to slash tax on beer sold in pubs.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-on-new-treasury-ministers-to-cut-tax-on-beer-sold-in-pubs/

CAMRA comments on appointment of Fiona Dickie as Pubs Code Adjudicator (25/2/20)
Commenting on the appointment of Fiona Dickie as Pubs Code Adjudicator, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-appointment-of-fiona-dickie-as-pubs-code-adjudicator/

CAMRA comments on the “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” report by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (27/2/20)
Commenting on the release of the report “Unlocking Pubs’ Potential” by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, please find the attached comment from Nik Antona, CAMRA National Chairman.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-unlocking-pubs-potential-report-by-the-all-party-parliamentary-beer-group/


This round’s on us - Labour leadership contenders invited down to their local to talk pubs (18/2/20)
Labour leadership contenders Lisa Nandy, Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey have been invited for a pint at their favourite pub for a chat with CAMRA about the benefits Britain’s beloved locals bring to communities and the threats they face.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/this-rounds-on-us-labour-leadership-contenders-invited-down-to-their-local-to-talk-pubs/

Get your tickets for the inaugural Great Welsh Beer Festival (18/2/20)
Tickets are now on sale for the Great Welsh Beer Festival (GWBF), taking place in Cardiff from 22-25 April 2020 at Sophia Gardens.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/get-your-tickets-for-the-inaugural-great-welsh-beer-festival/

Cheltenham Motor Club gets the hat trick by being named the best club in Britain for the third time (19/2/20)
A Cheltenham club which caters to motor enthusiasts has won the prestigious Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Club of the Year award for the third time, having also taken home the title in 2013 and 2017.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/cheltenham-motor-club-gets-the-hat-trick-by-being-named-the-best-club-in-britain-for-the-third-time/

CAMRA comments on the news that pub hours will be extended for VE Day (13/2/20)
Commenting on the announcement that pub opening hours will be extended for the 75th anniversary of VE Day, please find the below quote from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-news-that-pub-hours-will-be-extended-for-ve-day/


CAMRA reveals the best East Anglian brews (11/2/20)
Colchester Brewery and Lacons brewery take the top 3 honours in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Champion Beer of East Anglia competition.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-reveals-the-best-east-anglian-brews/

Action to save community pubs from closure vital in the fight to tackle loneliness (11/2/20)
Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s loneliness strategy.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/action-to-save-community-pubs-from-closure-vital-in-the-fight-to-tackle-loneliness-camra/

A heritage pub that has been in the family for 250 years is named the best in the country (12/2/20)
The Bell Inn in Aldworth, Berkshire has won CAMRA’s prestigious Pub of the Year award.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/a-heritage-pub-that-has-been-in-the-family-for-250-years-is-named-the-best-in-the-country/

CAMRA comments on the appointment of a new Chancellor (14/2/20)
Commenting on the news that Rishi Sunak MP has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-appointment-of-a-new-chancellor/


Fixed Wheel’s ‘Blackheath Stout’ named best winter beer (4/2/20)
Fixed Wheel Brewery has scooped gold in CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition with ‘Blackheath Stout’, a 5% ABV stout packed with malts, fruits and hops.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/fixed-wheels-blackheath-stout-named-best-winter-beer/

Liverpool Philharmonic pub becomes Grade I listed (7/2/20)
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, has been upgraded to Grade I by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England, making it the first purpose-built, Victorian public house to receive a Grade I listing.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/liverpool-philharmonic-pub-becomes-grade-i-listed/

Radical change to save Scottish pubs from extinction is missing from Budget (7/2/20)
CAMRA Commenting on the Scottish Budget, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Director for Scotland Sarah Crawford.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/radical-change-to-save-scottish-pubs-from-extinction-is-missing-from-budget-camra/