31/03/2014

Pub Schedule Extended For England World Cup Matches

Welcoming today's decision on extra hours for pubs for England’s World Cup games, Brigid Simmonds, British Beer & Pub Association Chief Executive, said: "It's really great news, which will put pubs at the heart of a great national event. I am particularly pleased that the Government has really listened, and made sure that common sense prevailed, granting the full four hours after kick off for England games, as we had asked.

"I'd like to thank the hundreds in the pub trade who responded, making our views loud and clear."

The association, which has led efforts to secure extra hours for pubs since last autumn, says that the four-hour extension is needed, not just because there are group matches starting at 8pm, or later, but also to ensure a smooth dispersal from venues.

(CVS/CD)


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