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Some pub owners earning 'less than minimum wage'

"Over half" of pub landlords tied into a relationship with a specific company were on less than minimum wage. Credit: Daybreak/ITV

"Over half" of pub landlords are earning less than £15,000 per year because they are "tied in" to a relationship with a major pub company, according to the shadow minister for pubs.

"There has been a number of studies suggesting that people who have a pub with one of the big pub companies are going to be earning less than minimum wage.

"Over half of them earn less than minimum wage - and doing long, long hours. So it is really a major issue for those people and it is a big issue for the communities that see those pubs go under."