PUB NUMBERS RISE IN OVER A DECADE
The number of pubs and bars across the UK have risen in the first time in over a decade according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
According to the ONS, this is the first increase seen since the financial crisis also saw a boost for smaller pubs.
The total number rose by 315, or 0.8%, last year to 39,130, driven by food sales.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) said it “cautiously welcomed” the news.
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New data was presented and it shows that more pubs and bars employ more kitchen staff than bar staff:
According to statistics, more of the British public are spending more of their income on eating out instead of going for a pint.
Meanwhile, overall consumption of alcohol has fallen by about 16% since 2004, according to the charity Alcohol Change UK.
Alongside all this, the number of jobs in the pub and bar industry across Britain has increased significantly.