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BBPA comments on ECJ case


Commenting on the European Court of Justice judgement in the Karen Murphy case, Brigid Simmonds, British Beer & Pub Association Chief Executive, said:

“At last, the end is now in sight to years of uncertainty surrounding this issue. The UK authorities should now very quickly clarify the position in UK law so pubs know exactly where they stand.

“Perhaps now, football will become more affordable for pubs, as live sport is a key ingredient of a great pub for millions of customers. The underlying driver of the problem has been the big price hikes that Sky have levied, with a 20 per cent rise, last year alone. These have been a big drain on pubs.”

Notes to editors:

The British Beer & Pub Association is the UK’s leading organisation representing the brewing and pub sector. Its members account for 96% of the beer brewed in the UK and own nearly two thirds of Britain’s 52,500 pubs.


Culture & Tourism, Regulation, Pubs

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