Nieuw onderzoek: 36 pubs per week gaan failliet

Uit een nieuw onderzoek in Groot Brittannië, uitgevoerd door een onafhankelijk marktonderzoeksbureau (CGA Strategy), blijkt dat de oude schattingen – van 20 pubs per week die op de fles gaan – bijgesteld moeten worden naar 36 per week.

Vóór het rookverbod (juli 2007) sloten slechts 3 pubs per week de deuren.

Ook dit onderzoeksbureau noemt het rookverbod als één van de belangrijkste oorzaken.

One in six pubs will close by 2012 – hit by the credit crunch, the smoking ban and drinkers turning to cheap supermarket booze. Thirty-six are already shutting every week, with thousands of staff losing their jobs and many communities losing long-established focal points. In the next four years at least 6,000 more face going to the wall. Market research firm CGA Strategy, which carried out the survey, says the smoking ban and the credit crunch have driven many former regulars to stay at home drinking cheaper booze from supermarkets. CGA said it was a case of survival of the fittest – “the weakest operators will cease to exist.”

Campaign For Real Ale spokesman Iain Loe said: “This is the death of a centuries’ old British institution

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