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UK pub sector expands for the first time in 10 years

Graham Watson

17th December 2019

Interesting news - the pub sector is showing signs of stabilising, with a slight increase in the number of pubs in the UK.

This reflects the fact that pubs have adapted to the harsher trading environment, and diversified, to attract custom. It's also quite interesting in that this is happening at a time when the number of drinkers is declining as social attitudes to drinking especially among the young seem to be changing quite quickly.

Number of pubs in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2018 (in 1,000s)
Leading independent pub companies in the United Kingdom (UK) as of September 2019, by number of pubs

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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