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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    the fellas obviously a clown,
    There are many who think "keeping" a pub is some sort of hobby. In a way it was in times of old when it was the sort of thing retired army and police officers, having a pension to fall back on. Those days are, of course long gone.

    The same sort of people express outrage when a tradesman charges them £100 for half a day's work - "my mate's girlfriend's cousin would do it for a couple of pints" - you know the sort of thing. They have no idea of the costs and complexities of running a business. Mind you, many who do try running a business haven't, hence the number which fail within months.

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    I emailed my MP asking this question as soon as the pub closure was announced, still waiting for a reply from the Treasury. I also asked under what legislation this was done, I don't expect an answer to that as there wasn't any until 2pm the next day. As ex- Judge Jonathon Sumption said yesterday, there's too much acting on what Boris etc say at press conferences and not enough following the law at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I emailed my MP asking this question as soon as the pub closure was announced, still waiting for a reply from the Treasury. I also asked under what legislation this was done, I don't expect an answer to that as there wasn't any until 2pm the next day. As ex- Judge Jonathon Sumption said yesterday, there's too much acting on what Boris etc say at press conferences and not enough following the law at present.
    The Government Guidance is on the Charles Faram's website.
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    Destroying spoilt beer during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Destroying spoilt beer during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/destroyi...3S31Ghmhn8kDp0
    Begs a few questions, like what about beer bought through a wholesaler?


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Begs a few questions, like what about beer bought through a wholesaler?

    There's a thing called the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme - I would imagine they would have an Authorised Company Representative: read brewer as wholesaler too.

    Yes of course they are making a lot of this up as they go along, I doubt there's been a lot of planning done on what happens if all the pubs are shut overnight for an indefinite period.

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