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Tax-break proposal for 'community hub' pubs

Pubs which improve community life should get tax breaks to help them survive, according to a report by a leading think-tank.

With 16 UK pubs currently believed to be closing each week, the report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) recommends a 50% business rate relief for those that can prove they act as community hubs.

The report says this would help prevent the loss of more pubs which strengthen local networks.


From Belfast Telegraph