This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Make Sky Sports and BT Sport affordable to small rural pubs.

Small rural pubs are closing at an astonishing rate and taking the heart out of hamlets, villages and small towns. The rates charged by Sky Sports and BT Sport are proving prohibitive and mean smaller establishments either lose money, or are priced out of participating.

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These pubs also lose their customers, who choose to go into larger pubs and huge chains in towns and cities to watch the events. We feel that Sky and BT are behaving improperly to smaller premises, and are contributing to the demise of the Great British Pub.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not directly responsible for.

This would be a decision for Sky Sports and BT Sport and not the UK Government or Parliament.

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.