I have recently joined over 125,000 people, including 400+ in Stockport alone, in pledging my support for the Long Live the Local campaign to help pubs and breweries in Stockport recover and thrive.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on brewers and pubs throughout the UK and continues to do so as the sector tries to kick start its recovery.
The sector needs an immediate boost and the fact that a local pub adds £100,000 to its local economy, creates jobs and acts as a social hub, underlines how investment can help pubs and their communities to recover. It will also boost Britain’s world class brewing sector, a homegrown manufacturing success story that brews over 80% of the beer we drink.
Brewing and pubs in Stockport supports 1410 jobs and contributes £59m to the local economy. In the North West, we have some of the best breweries in the country and it’s clear that they need more support.
Find out more about how you can support the campaign here.