Secretary of State visits the Plough Cuffley to discuss the impact of business rate rises - Press Release


At the invitation of Charles Walker, the MP for Broxbourne, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, visited the Plough public house in Cuffley.

The Secretary of State was given a brief presentation on the impact of business rate rises on the pub and met staff.

The pub was subject to a £750,000 investment by McMullen & Sons, the local Hertfordshire Brewer, in 2011. As a consequence the number of jobs has nearly doubled, the pub's economic viability has improved, and the overall tax generated by the business has more than doubled before this further increase.

The pub is currently facing a business rate increase rising to 155%, which was discussed in light of the current economic environment and the need to encourage further investment in business generally. Tom McMullen, Joint Managing Director of McMullens, said "it was hugely appreciated by the staff of the Plough that the Secretary of State and their local MP took the time to understand their business, its challenges and its contribution to society."

For further information contact Tom McMullen on: 01992 584911                                                

6th March 2017


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