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Pubs still closing at “alarming” rate

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Pubs still closing at “alarming” rate 12th August 2018

New figures have revealed that the number of pubs closing every week has remained at around 18 per week.

CAMRA's latest pub closure figures revealed there were 476 closures in the first six months of the year (2018) across the UK, 13 more than in the last six months of 2017.

Camra’s chairman Jackie Parker said the findings painted a “dismal picture” for pubs, adding: “As taxes continue to rise, more people are choosing to drink at home and as a consequence, pubs are closing down.

“It’s a vicious cycle. Pub closures make us all poorer by reducing overall tax revenues raised by the pub sector and weakening community life in areas where valued pubs close.

“Fundamental change is needed if the British pub is to survive for future generations. We are urging the Government to take action to secure the future of our pubs by relieving the tax burden.”

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