Pub closures slowing in the UK

3rd February, 2016 by Neal Baker

The long demise of the British pub may finally be over, as new figures released today show the rate of pub closures across the UK is beginning to slow.

While pub numbers are improving, campaigners are warning the industry isn’t out of the woods just yet (Photo: Wiki)

While the closure rate has only slowed slightly – from 29 pubs per week in the first six months of 2015 to 27 in the latter half of the year – pub campaigners are still raising a glass to the much-needed good news.

Tim Page, chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale said: “The latest figures show that the work of campaigners across Camra, the wider pub and beer industry and the government is….

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3 Responses to “Pub closures slowing in the UK”

  1. Roger Yalden says:

    Cut or subsidise business rates for pubs, not overall duty rates, this would help support their competitiveness against off sales and put drinking back in a controlled environment

  2. CHRIS says:

    PUBS A SCREWED BECAUSE OF THE SMOKING BAN.

  3. sheila white says:

    If I ran my pub in France I would not be paying one fifth of my profits to government. I believe their VAT is 10%

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