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The Decline Of Pubs in the UK

The last 10 years No. of pubs 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 THE DECLINE 50,000 - of 52.000 - PUBS 54,000- 56.000 - 58,000 - 60,000 - 62.000 - 2002 2011 U 60,100 U 50,090 IN THE UK Over 10,000 pubs have closed down in the last 10 years RECESSION SMOKING BAN INCREASED CLOSURES The rate of closures increased significantly from the year 2007 when the global recession began and the smoking ban was introduced 2002 2011 21 pubs are closing every week which is more than double the amount it was 10 years ago zipw CLOSED CLOSED 50% 10pw 21pw As a result, individual barrel sales 26m have dropped by 26 million 132M 104M The price of a pint has also risen by 40% 30% 40% £2.02 £2.90 ADDED TAX POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR PUB CLOSURES Recession Financial struggles caused many people to have to make cut backs Smoking Ban Smoking inside public places was abolished Tax Added tax on alcohol has driven up prices in pubs TAX Vs Health Rent Prices Increasing rent prices make it difficult for landlords Warnings Competition Many of the 202,000 licensed premises in the UK sell cheap alcohol at a loss and are open later than standard pubs Alcohol awareness advises people to drink less to make a profit BY THE YEAR 2058 THE UK COULD BE PUBLESS T=0 If the current trends continue the UK could face loosing all of its pubs WHAT CAN BE DONE IF YOUR LOCAL PUB IS FACING CLOSURE? Visit Your Local Pub Help local pubs prosper by vislting them Make Yourself Heard Write letters, contact your local MP and let people know that help is needed Carry Out a Survey Find out whether people feel the same way about the situation Bring People Together There is strength in numbers so the more people against a possible closure the better Start a Petition Proving your local pubs importance may help to combat a possible closure

The Decline Of Pubs in the UK

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A compact little infographic showing just how much of a pounding the UK pub industry has taken and what the likely causes are.

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