Britain’s Black-Owned Pubs Cry For Help
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Rising beer tax, higher business rates and changing consumer demands are putting pressure on independent publicans, as Jermaine Haughton writes in this article for The Voice.
WITH THE economy in the trough, rising taxes and plethora of issues facing the pub business, several black publicans have called for creation of an umbrella organisation to represent struggling African Caribbean pubs in Britain.
This, the owners of three independently-run pubs said, would help create coherence and assist in running their businesses smoothly.
Nana Nti, owner of Gold Coast in south London, told The Voice: “Having a body helping African Caribbean pubs specifically would be a very important step.
“There hasn’t been much support locally and it would be useful to have a trusted body to provide feedback on our pub issues.”
Carol Lindsay, manager of north London’s Heritage Inn agreed. “It (an umbrella organisation) would be a very useful option,” she said.
“From what I’ve heard, pubs owned….[Full article HERE]