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WBPA welcomes plans to lift restrictions in Wales by end of month

The Chief Executive of the Welsh Beer and Pub Association has responded to the announcement that restrictions in Wales will be lifted from the end of January.

Emma McClarkin, said, 'The news that restrictions in Wales will be lifted from the end of January is fantastic for pubs and brewers.

'Of course every day of trading counts, especially in light of the huge loss of trade over the festive period, and we would love to have been open earlier.

'The average pub in Wales lost more than 30% of income over the two week Christmas period which has hit bottom lines incredibly hard.

“We will continue to work closely with Ministers in Wales to ensure that brewers and pubs in Wales, so vital to the visitor economy, can restart their recovery in earnest.

'The ongoing support of the Welsh Government will be important to make sure Welsh brewers and pubs bounce back as quickly as possible.”