In a parliamentary debate on the introduction of new COVID-19 restrictions Charlotte asked the Prime Minister about how the Government will support pubs.
In her question Charlotte raised the issues surrounding the extension of the 'substantial meal requirement' to Tier 2 as well as the impact of the poor timing of this decision on supply chains. As a result, Charlotte called on the government to provide a sectoral deal to support pubs.
Pubs have been absolutely battered in this crisis and deserve better than to have to wait until Thursday to know whether or not they can open. This also has a significant impact on manufacturers and breweries, something that is particularly close to home in Warrington North.
It’s time for the Government to step up and provide a sectoral deal to support pubs. As your MP and the Chair of the All-Party-Parliamentary Group on Pubs I will fight tooth and nail for this.