Cumbrian pubs to benefit from reduced business rates

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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.

"Trade has dropped in the last five yearss and it is quite significant I would say.

"There are various things that are to blame for that however, and you just have to deal with it and obviously the £1,000 gift is going to help all of us involved in public houses."

– Pauline Cullen, Landlady