Pub body calls for government to approve extended business hours for VE Day 75

12 April 2019 by
Pub body calls for government to approve extended business hours for VE Day 75

The British Beer and Pub Association has called on the Home Office to allow extended pub hours to mark Victory in Europe (VE) Day 75, celebrating three-quarters of a century since the end of World War Two in Europe.

Celebrations for VE Day 75 will take place on 8-10 May 2020. The BBPA has called for pub hours to be extended on both the Friday and Saturday.

It follows decisions to allow extended hours for other major events, including the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the most recent World Cup and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, said: "In 1945, VE Day would have been celebrated in pubs up and down the country. VE Day 75 will be a wonderful opportunity for the nation to commemorate and celebrate the occasion in the great British pub.

"Relaxed licensing hours for pubs should be part of this special weekend. They would be welcomed by people looking to celebrate the occasion and remember those who gave so much during the war."

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