As CAMRA members we stand ready to support our locals once they reopen –but we need to make sure that pubs survive this crisis so they can thrive in the months and years ahead. Some pub companies have offered support to their tenants but most of the largest have not. They are still charging rent or, at best, deferring payments so tenants will still be billed for this period at a later date.Pub companies have lobbied for a long time for the principle of rent paid by their tenants being based on turnover. Now that pubs are closed, most have no turnover –therefore we at CAMRA believe it is only fair that their rent should be cancelled. Of the “Big Six” pub companies (those which have over 500 pubs with tied tenants), only Admiral Taverns has cancelled rent for the closure period. We need other companies to follow suit urgently and take the responsible and fair course of action. Please help us persuade them to do the right thing, by sending an email to all the Chief Executives of the “Big Six” who are still planning to collect rent from their tenants.