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Wetherspoon’s chief calls for pubs to reopen at same time as non-essential shops

Tim Martin says industry is ‘on its knees’ and needs to return to normal soon to save jobs

The chairman of the pub chain Wetherspoon’s is calling on the government to open pubs at the same time as non-essential shops.

Tim Martin said that the pub industry was “on its knees” and needed to reopen to save jobs. He said pubs made a huge contribution to the economy, with Wetherspoon’s alone paying about £10 of tax for every £1 of profit it makes.

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