About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

New Research Says Five Pubs Close Every Day as Downturn Bites

by Rajashri on September 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM
Font : A-A+

 New Research Says Five Pubs Close Every Day as Downturn Bites

A new report released on Monday says that five pubs close every day in Britain, a sharp increase over previous years and a clear reflection of the downturn gripping the country's economy.

The figures released by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) show that over the first six months of this year, an average of 36 pubs closed each week, a 33 percent increase over last year's figures.

Advertisement

Pub closures this year are nine times what they were in 2006, and 18 times faster than 2005.

Throughout 2007, a total of 1,409 pubs closed down, the data compiled by GCA Strategy showed, while approximately 57,000 pubs are still operating across the country, compared with 69,000 in 1980.
Advertisement

"These numbers are a stark illustration of the pressures on the pub sector," said BBPA chief executive Rob Hayward.

"Economic stresses and strains are being felt by every household across the country and acutely by Britain's public houses."

The BBPA, which represents the brewing and pub sector, said in July that sales of beer had slumped to the lowest level since the Great Depression.

"Thousands of much-loved community pubs are under threat," Hayward added. "They are at the heart of every community and a major tourist draw for Britain."

The pub scene has undergone radical changes in recent years.

Regular pubs could serve after 11:00 pm from November 2005 in England and Wales, and smoking in indoor public places in England was banned by July 2007, following similar decisions by Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Source: AFP
RAS/L
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Alcohol Addiction and Women 

Recommended Reading
Children Bear the Brunt of US Poverty Rise: Report
Over 37 million Americans are poorer this year, nearly 46 million have no health insurance, while .....
Rising Energy, Food Prices Hurt American Consumers
Rising prices stretched Americans' wallets further in July, according to a government survey ......
Money and Happiness
The saying goes that money can't buy happiness. But inquiring economists have been working for ......
Research Says Happiness is Key to Longer Life
Keep humming "Don't Worry Be Happy". The 1980s New Age-inspired hit got it right. New research ......
Alcohol Addiction and Women
Social drinking amongst women has become a fad. Stop it before it finishes you....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use