SAJID Javid is boosting 18,000 British boozers — slashing their tax bills by £1,000.
Small local pubs will get the cash off business rates from April under the Chancellor’s plans.
The break is part of PM Boris Johnson’s pledge to save high streets.
They include proposals to raise the discount given to small shops, cafés, music venues and cinemas from a third to 50 per cent off.
Some small pubs will get both discounts — giving them £13,500 off tax bills.
And local newspapers will get £1,500 off their office space tax bill for another five years.
Mr Javid said: “Thousands of pubs will get £1,000 off rates bills this April thanks to changes we are announcing today.”
“These will mean lower rates for the small independent shops, cafes and locals at the heart of our communities, as well as for the local papers that are a vital pillar in local democracy.”
Community pubs minister Luke Hall said: “Pubs are front and centre of communities, the key to thousands of jobs and providing a meeting point for residents to get together and enjoy a pint.”
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“Today’s business rates cut continues our firm commitment to support pub owners, helping to keep the pints pouring and the locals happy.”
There are now 39,130 pubs and bars in the UK — up by 315 on the year before.
The rise is the first in a decade.
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