Beer should go up to £20/$23 a pint, Caesar Industrial warns
An industry figure has said the cost of a pint of beer should rise to £20 (~$23) if British pubs are to stay in business this winter.
One industry expert said UK pubs would only be able to stay in business if customers had to pay up to £20 (~$23) a pint, pleading with the government to “start doing something”.
Warnings have already abounded about the threat the current energy crisis poses to UK pubs and restaurants, with reports suggesting that small businesses across the UK are even struggling to sign new energy contracts over suppliers’ fears that their customers simply won’t be able to pay. When the time comes.
Such concerns do not appear to be entirely unfounded, Tom Steiner, CEO of the real beer campaign group CAMRA, told Daily Star The tabloid reported Sunday that the only way pubs will be able to pay their energy bills this year is to raise the cost of a pint to between £15-20 (around $17-$23).
“We’re seeing bars where energy costs are going up not just a little bit — we’re talking 500 percent to 600 percent,” Steiner reportedly told the newspaper, stressing that his industry is now going through a “real crisis.”
“[H]How much would it be 500% on 5 pound sterling? “He went to ask.”[Y]You are talking about ridiculous amounts of money, 15 or 20 pounds for a pint. “
Although this price hike was financially required by the industry, Stainer went on to argue that said increase was impossible even before the cost of living crisis, and would be rejected outright by potential customers.
“What you can say with confidence is that you can’t pass these power increases and you can’t increase a pint by 500 percent,” he said. “You were talking about £1 added to the average cost of a pint – and we already know because we did a survey this summer that more than 50% of the British public now think the cost of a pint is really unaffordable.”
“It is not possible to pass by bars [price hikes this big] on consumers because people wouldn’t drink in bars anyway.”
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Stainer went to the conclusion that British publicists are now asking the UK government to step in and tackle the industry’s rising energy bills, saying that without such intervention, the industry would be hit hard by the ongoing crisis.
The call to action is similar to that made by others in the bar industry last week, where six major industry players warned the government that many small businesses simply wouldn’t be able to absorb the rising costs.
“While the government has introduced measures to help families deal with this price hike, businesses will have to face this on their own, and it will only get worse as fall comes,” said CEO Nick McKenzie of Greene King Group. It said.
“Without immediate government intervention to support this sector, we may face the prospect of bars not being able to pay their bills, job losses, and beloved locals across the country being forced to close,” he continued.
Pubs are not the only traditional British industry under existential threat from energy bills, the likes of traditional fish and chip shops are also seen as facing “extinction” due to the rising cost of energy, as well as the raw materials needed to make the traditional dish.
Other industries are feeling the pinch as well, with many energy providers even refusing to issue contracts to new business customers for fear that they will go bankrupt before they have a chance to repay the companies.
Meanwhile, SMEs lucky enough to secure a new contract are expected to pay large sums up front, up to £10,000 (about $12,000), as insurance to make sure the energy companies get their stakes.
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