Pubs bid for £10m trade boost
PUB bosses want a late-night extension and a bank holiday to celebrate the wedding, hoping for a £10million boost for the trade.
They are urging Home Secretary Amber Rudd to let them stay open until 1am as millions join the celebrations next May.
Downing Street has already ruled out calls for an extended break. But British Beer and Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds said: “There’s no better way to celebrate a royal wedding than with family and friends in your local.”
Industry leaders want the Government to let them trade later under a “special occasions order” of the 2003 Licensing Act.
Longer hours at William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 led to a £20million boost.