Thursday, 23 June 2011

Bar closures heavier in cities

A report out today by CR Consulting shows the bar closures throughout the UK, and concludes that contrary to expectation urban pubs have suffered more than rural and suburban ones. The populations affected are younger with larger concentrations of smokers. The report also shows how closures have accelerated since the smoking bans in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Data shown for all regions of the United Kingdom.

Comment from Forest and Scottish Licensed Trade Association here.

1 comment:

Lysistrata said...

Excellent report Belinda, and it was your blog today that tipped me off to it first!

I particularly liked one comment about the report's findings from Paul Waterson, chief executive of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association:

“The ban may have cleared the air but it’s destroyed the atmosphere.”