Nigel Evans has today signed Early Day Motion 57: Fair Deal For Your Local Campaign, supporting local pubs in the Ribble Valley and across the country by calling for a fair deal for licensees tied to large pub companies with more than 500 pubs. The campaign is supported by such organisations as the Federation of Small Businesses and the Campaign for Real Ale.
Mr Evans said,
“The Ribble Valley is home to a large number of wonderful pubs but we must remain vigilant that large pub companies do not take more than is sustainable from pub profits in both inflated product prices and excessive rents, which in many cases can cause closures. Many pubs are at the heart of the community, particularly in rural villages and towns such as those found in the Ribble Valley and I am committed to supporting them and ensuring that these important local businesses are represented in Westminster.”