London and South East hit hardest by pub closures

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London and South East hit hardest by pub closures

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Regional statistics released by Campaign for Real Ale indicate that London and the South East are hit hardest by pub closures - with an average of 10.2 closing a week. 

CAMRA statistics based on research by CGA Strategy conclude that 29 pubs closed a week in the last six months.

Second highest in closures was North and Mid Wales with seven, followed by 5.8 in the Midlands 5.8, four in North East England 4, 3 in North West England, 1.8 in South Wales, 1.8 in South West England, 1.1 in Lowland and Eastern Scotland and 0.3 in Western Scotland.

CAMRA's head of communications Tom Stainer said: “Pub closures are showing no sign of slowing down and we have now had a full 12 month period where 29 pubs a week have been closing across the UK.

"That means there are over 1,500 fewer pubs in the UK than there were this time last year.”

“London and the South East has seen the highest increase in pub closures, up from nine to ten net pub closures per week, and has also had the largest number of closures overall with 550 pubs lost over the last year.”

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