Pubs across Cumbria are set to benefit from a £1000 reduction in their business rates.
In Copeland currently only 5p in every pound spent on business rates comes back to the borough.
Publicans say this announcement will help them through difficult times and the money will benefit the local economy.
People across the south of Scotland and Cumbria have been praised for their good behaviour on what is known as 'black eye Friday'.
The last Friday before Christmas is statistically one of the busiest of the year for emergency services, with many businesses finishing for the year and hosting their annual parties.
However, across Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, there were very few incidents recorded.
In Dumfries, the Pub Watch scheme had no reports of any violence or misconduct throughout the night.
The group co-ordinator, Jackie Dickson, says she thinks people are beginning to listen to the message about being sensible with their alcohol consumption, and eating a meal before heading to the pub.
It was a similar story at another of the town's busy pubs, where there was a band night on.
The Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket
A report has shown that 20% of all pubs in the Scottish Borders have closed in the last 5 years.
Alistair Moody runs a pub and hotel in the Yarrow Valley.
He says the last few years have been a struggle for a number of years, and he is not surprised so many pubs have closed their doors.
He tells our reporter Jenny Longden why he thinks they are suffering.
20% of pubs in the South of Scotland have closed in the past 5 years, according to a new report.
The findings published by brewer Molson Coors show that in the Scottish Borders, 18 pubs have closed since 2007. In Dumfries and Galloway, 17 pubs have closed in that time.
The report also highlighted the importance of pubs in local communities, saying a third of Scots visit their local twice a month,
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont said: “It is undoubtedly worrying that so many pubs in the Borders have had to shut over the past five years.
"A fifth of pubs we had five years ago are now shut and many which are still in business are having to work harder and harder just to stay afloat. Pubs can be of great importance in some local communities, acting as a meeting place for people to catch up and socialise.
"With so many Scots visiting their pubs on a regular basis it is clearly important that we give them our support so they can remain open for years to come.
"Pubs are also vital employers, offering opportunities in a climate when many people are finding it hard to gain a job. With over 50,000 jobs and generating £1.5bn of our national GDP in Scotland, the beer and pub industry is vital to our local and national economy.”