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Cosy up for The Great British Beer Festival Winter at Home! (12/1/2021)
Tickets are now on sale for The Great British Beer Festival Winter at Home, taking place from 19-21 March 2021. The festival, which was due to be held at New Bingley Hall, Birmingham, will instead be held in the comfort of your home, in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/cosy-up-for-the-great-british-beer-festival-winter-at-home/

Pubs and the hospitality sector shouldn’t be scapegoated during the ongoing COVID crisis, Parliament told (12/1/2021)
That was the message from the Government’s Minister for Business, Paul Scully, during a debate in Parliament yesterday (12th January). MPs were debating public petitions on support for the industry and whether to create a Minister for Hospitality to represent the sector in Government.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/pubs-and-the-hospitality-sector-shouldnt-be-scapegoated-during-the-ongoing-covid-crisis-parliament-told/

Consumers can still support pubs and breweries with take-home beer following First Minister's alcohol ban announcement: CAMRA (13/1/2021)
The First Minister today (13th January) announced further restrictions during the lockdown in Scotland. Whilst click and collect services have been limited and there will now be a ban on consuming any alcohol outdoors in Tier 4 areas, pubs can still offer takeaway services, including alcohol where their licence allows.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/consumers-can-still-support-pubs-and-breweries-with-take-home-beer-following-first-ministers-alcohol-ban-announcement-camra/


Yorkshire campaigners are recognised by CAMRA for rescuing their local (7/1/2021)
Campaigners who saved the Puzzle Hall Inn in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire have been recognised with the Campaign for Real Ale’s prestigious Pub Saving Award for their efforts.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/yorkshire-campaigners-are-recognised-by-camra-for-rescuing-their-local/

Local campaigners are recognised by CAMRA for rescuing Tollerton pub (7/1/2021)
Campaigners who saved the Air Hostess in Tollerton, South Nottinghamshire have been named runners up in the Campaign for Real Ale’s prestigious Pub Saving Award for their efforts.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/local-campaigners-are-recognised-by-camra-for-rescuing-tollerton-pub/

Scotland’s pubs and breweries need more financial support to survive new lockdown: CAMRA (4/1/2021)
Responding to the First Minister’s announcement of a new lockdown, please find the attached quote from Director for CAMRA Scotland Joe Crawford.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/scotlands-pubs-and-breweries-need-more-financial-support-to-survive-new-lockdown-camra/

Pubs and breweries need more financial support to survive new lockdown: CAMRA (5/1/2021)
Responding to the new national lockdown in England and the announcement for grants of up to £9,000 for hospitality businesses, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/pubs-and-breweries-need-more-financial-support-to-survive-new-lockdown-camra/

Let pubs trade as off licences during lockdown to save our locals, Government urged (7/1/2021)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has launched a bid to give struggling pubs some much needed money through the tills by allowing them to be able to sell beer and cider in sealed containers for people to take away and enjoy at home.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/let-pubs-trade-as-off-licences-during-lockdown-to-save-our-locals-government-urged/

CAMRA comments on the release of the Technical Consultation on Small Brewers’ Relief (8/1/2021)
Commenting on the release of the Technical Consultation on Small Brewers’ Relief, please find the attached quote from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-the-release-of-the-technical-consultation-on-small-brewers-relief/


New wave of closures mean Welsh pubs need urgent financial support (21/12/2020)
Commenting on the news that pubs in Wales must close under Alert Level 4 rules, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Vice-Chair Abigail Newton.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/new-wave-of-closures-mean-welsh-pubs-need-urgent-financial-support/


Brits flood social media with reasons why #PubsMatter this Christmas (13/12/2020)
Pub-goers across the UK are flooding social media and MPs’ inboxes with messages about why their pubs matter this Christmas, as the UK prepares for a very different festive season.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/brits-flood-social-media-with-reasons-why-pubsmatter-this-christmas/

Tier 3 will be devastating for pubs and pub-goers in and around London this Christmas: CAMRA (14/12/2020)
Responding to the announcement that London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will go into Tier 3 from Wednesday, please find the attached quote from CAMRA National Vice-Chair Abigail Newton.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/tier-3-will-be-devastating-for-pubs-and-pub-goers-in-and-around-london-this-christmas-camra/

England tiers announcement another devastating blow for pubs (18/12/2020)
Responding to the announcement that most of England will remain in Tiers 2 and 3 over the Christmas period, please find the attached quote from CAMRA’s Chief Executive Tom Stainer.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/england-tiers-announcement-another-devastating-blow-for-pubs/

NI’s pubs & breweries need light at the end of the tunnel as post-Christmas lockdown announced (18/12/2020)
Responding to the announcement of a six-week lockdown starting on 28th December, please find the attached comment from Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/nis-pubs-breweries-need-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-as-post-christmas-lockdown-announced/


New grants welcome – but pubs & breweries not out the woods yet: CAMRA (10/12/2020)
Responding to yesterday’s announcement by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes of new financial support for pubs and breweries, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Scotland Director Joe Crawford.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/new-grants-welcome-but-pubs-breweries-not-out-the-woods-yet-camra/

Rethink Wales alcohol ban if evidence shows pubs being unfairly targeted: CAMRA (10/12/2020)
Responding to the decision by MSs from all parties in Senedd Cymru (the Welsh Parliament) yesterday to require the Welsh Government to publish the evidence behind the decision to ban the sale of alcohol in pubs and restaurants, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/rethink-wales-alcohol-ban-if-evidence-shows-pubs-being-unfairly-targeted-camra/


Join Alison Taffs in discovering the principles behind matching beer with food (2/12/2020)
CAMRA has published its latest video guide on its Learn & Discover platform, this time helping its members discover the art of pairing beer with food with drinks educator Alison Taffs.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/join-alison-taffs-in-discovering-the-principles-behind-matching-beer-with-food/

From shore to door! A Taste of America (2/12/2020)
The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, is teaming up with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to present a series of exclusive virtual tastings this January featuring high quality, style-diverse, leading edge American craft beers that are unavailable in the UK* as part of CAMRA’s ‘Learn and Discover’ initiative.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/from-shore-to-door-a-taste-of-america/

Beer delivery app generates £120k for local businesses (4/12/2020)
Beer lovers have been supporting their local pubs and breweries throughout the latest lockdown in England thanks to CAMRA’s beer delivery app Brew2You.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/beer-delivery-app-generates-120k-for-local-businesses/

Alcohol ban in Wales is ‘devastating and draconian’ (30/11/2020)
Responding to the news that pubs in Wales will be banned from selling alcohol and forced to close at 6pm, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/alcohol-ban-in-wales-is-devastating-and-draconian/

£1,000 is not enough to save wet-led pubs from going bust: CAMRA (1/12/2020)
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement in the House of Commons this afternoon that pubs that don’t serve food will receive a £1,000 grant in December, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/1000-is-not-enough-to-save-wet-led-pubs-from-going-bust-camra/

No evidence and not enough financial support for scapegoated pubs: CAMRA NI (4/12/2020)
Responding to the Executive’s decision to continue to keep pubs that don’t serve food shut when national lockdown restrictions end on 11th December, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Northern Ireland Chairperson Ruth Sloan.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/no-evidence-and-not-enough-financial-support-for-scapegoated-pubs-camra-ni/


Great British Beer Festival Winter goes virtual (24/11/2020)
CAMRA announces the Great British Beer Festival Winter at Home, taking the CAMRA-hosted event online for the very first time this February in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/great-british-beer-festival-winter-goes-virtual/

Design is just as important as taste when it comes to beer (24/11/2020)
Pete Brown’s new book ‘Beer by Design’ it traces the history of beer label design back to the UK’s first-ever trademark, exploring the conventions of successful beer design.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/design-is-just-as-important-as-taste-when-it-comes-to-beer/

CAMRA calls on the Government to publish evidence for new pub restrictions amidst conflicting Christmas rules (25/11/2020)
CAMRA has written to the Health Secretary urging him to explain why pubs are facing harsher lockdown restrictions than gyms and shops under the new tier system in England from the 2nd of December.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-calls-on-the-government-to-publish-evidence-for-new-pub-restrictions-amidst-conflicting-christmas-rules/

CAMRA comments on tougher Tier restrictions in England post-lockdown (23/11/2020)
Responding to the upcoming announcement of tougher Tier restrictions in England from December 2nd, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/camra-comments-on-tougher-tier-restrictions-in-england-post-lockdown/

No evidence and no financial support for “unfair” restrictions on pubs (25/11/2020)
Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to Parliament confirming stricter restrictions for pubs in Tiers 2 and 3 when the national lockdown in England ends, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/no-evidence-and-no-financial-support-for-unfair-restrictions-on-pubs-camra/

Tier announcement underlines the importance of financial support for pubs and brewers (26/11/2020)
Responding to the announcement that almost all of England will be placed into Tier 2 and 3 restrictions, please find the attached comment from CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona:
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/tier-announcement-underlines-the-importance-of-financial-support-for-pubs-and-brewers/


New research: Majority of pub-goers feel safe in hospitality venues (19/11/2020)
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has called on governments to adapt the tier systems to let all pubs trade in December, after new YouGov research finds that the majority of pub-goers believe that pubs and other hospitality venues offer a COVID-secure environment.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/new-research-majority-of-pub-goers-feel-safe-in-hospitality-venues/

Scottish pubs on a ‘knife edge’ as even more restrictions are announced (18/11/2020)
Responding to the announcement that 11 council areas will move into Tier 4 restrictions from Friday, please find the attached comment from CAMRA Scotland’s Director Joe Crawford.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/scottish-pubs-on-a-knife-edge-as-even-more-restrictions-are-announced/

NI’s pubs on a knife edge with many at risk of permanent closure: CAMRA (20/11/2020)
Responding to the Executive's decision to impose a further two-week closure of pubs from November 27th until December 11th, please find the attached comment from Chair of CAMRA NI Ruth Sloan.
https://camra.org.uk/press_release/nis-pubs-on-a-knife-edge-with-many-at-risk-of-permanent-closure-camra/