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Britain's pub closure rate accelerates to five a day

According to the British Beer and Pub Association, 36 pubs close every week. At the turn of the millennium, pubs were a major source of employment, accounting for one in five of all new jobs. But now, says Camra, closures have cost 44,000 jobs over the last five years, with another 43,000 projected to be lost over the next five. There have been 37 major brewery closures, accounting for 25% of all brewery employees. In 2008 alone 13 operators, running 960 pubs, have gone into administration.

So what's going on? The Guardian reports.

Posted by Cynthia on October 22, 2008 at 08:35 PM in Britain, Drinking Spaces | Permalink