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Toby Perkins MP Publishes Results of Chesterfield Local Publicans Survey

According to its newest figures, CAMRA now estimates that twenty-six pubs are closing every week in the UK. Local Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has been well aware of the pressures being exerted on the pub trade for some time now, both through his involvement with industry representative groups such as CAMRA and the constituents who come to see him at his constituency surgery.

In response to these tough times in the pub industry, Toby Perkins conducted a survey in Chesterfield to  ascertain what local publicans considered to be the greatest problems facing the modern British pub.

Perkins explains:

“Our pubs are amongst our most iconic national treasures. A short drive across Chesterfield reveals the great diversity of the British Pub Industry, however, too many local pubs in Chesterfield are closing and too many pub landlords are facing bankruptcy. Each pub closure costs the community an average of eleven jobs and sees a loss of around £80,000 to the local economy.

For this reason, I decided to conduct a survey of pubs in Chesterfield in order to gain a better impression of what local publicans whom I represent in parliament see as the most important issues facing the industry today. I sent a survey to every pub in Chesterfield in January 2013 and have been delighted by the response.”

The report contains a three point plan to boost the pub trade. Toby Perkins plans to use the findings in the report to put pressure on the Government to give the pub industry the attention it need and deserves. The full report can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Chesterfield Pubs Survey 2013


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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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