Brigid Simmonds


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However, a wealth of other data, shows that with the right policies, the beer and pub industry, which supports 900,000 jobs, can continue to help grow the economy, creating new jobs and more opportunities for the people who work in our
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Sep 20 2017 London
Brigid Simmonds has most recently been quoted in an article called Budget help for pubs only a 'stay of execution', says MP. Brigid Simmonds said, “Pubs pay 2.8% of the total rates bill, yet contribute only 0.5% of rate-paying businesses turnover. To really help pubs, the government should increase rate relief to £5,000 per year, every year, until a full and fair review of business rates has taken place. Pub-specific business rates relief amounts to £25m, but this is wiped out by a 3.9% increase in beer duty, which will cost pubs £47m this year alone.”. Brigid Simmonds has been quoted a grand total of 3 times in 3 articles.
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