Pubs, brewers and suppliers must pull together over payments to ensure the industry survives, says CAMRA.

The move follows press reports that some pubs groups including JD Wetherspoon are withholding supplier payments until pubs reopen.

CAMRA chief executive Tom Stainer said: “This unprecedented crisis has been devastating for the entire pub and brewery industry – but what has been particularly pleasing is the positive way most have pulled together to offer mutual support.

“We’d call on all in the industry, especially the larger companies such as Wetherspoon’s which may be better placed to survive this crisis, to do all they can to help out the suppliers who could be facing permanent closure if payments due are withheld.”

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