See below for details of some of CAMRA's current campaigns (click on title to view more details) :-
LIST YOUR LOCAL
If you love your local pub and think it adds lots of value to your community you can now have the opportunity to give it extra protection from developers and can list it with the Council as an Asset of Community Value. CAMRA aims to get 300 pubs listed as Assets of Community Value by the end of the year. If you are aware of any pubs that are not on our list, please email
and we can add your local to our list!
FIGHTING PUB CLOSURES THROUGH THE PLANNING SYSTEM
The current planning system in England and Wales allows the conversion of pubs to shops, betting shops and restaurants without planning permission. CAMRA believes that planning permission should be required before any pub is demolished or permanently converted to another use.
PubCo CAMPAIGN : REFORM OF THE BEER TIE
Around 50% of pubs in the UK are owned by Pub Companies – large property companies who lease pubs out to tenants to run as their own business. These pubs are contractually obliged to buy their beer only from the Pubco preventing pub licensees buying on the open market - this is known as the beer tie. Currently 18 pubs close every single week and many of these are tied.
In the last 6 years over 600 pubs have been sold with restrictive covenants imposed preventing any future owner re-opening the pub. Restrictive covenants have been deliberately used to prevent another company or individual re-opening and attempting to make a success of a closed pub. The Office of Fair Trading have acknowledged the potential anti-competitive nature of these covenants.
CAMRA have campaigned to get the Government to act to ban the use of restrictive covenants to prevent closed pubs from re-opening. The Government are currently consulting on plans to do this.