Impact of COVID-19 on British Pubs | IEA Podcast

In the latest episode of the IEA podcast series, IEA Communications and Marketing Assistant, Kieran Neild Ali, discussed the collapse of the British pub trade with Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon. Kieran and Christopher looked at the key events in the demise of the pubs, including the 2007 smoking ban, the beer duty escalator , shifting cultural attitudes and Covid lockdown restrictions. Christopher argued the time is right to offer pubs a lifeline in the form of lower taxes and less regulation to help pubs bounce back after their toughest year yet. The IEA will release an original podcast every Friday, so stay tuned to hear the thoughts of experts on a range of free market issues.