Rising beer prices contribute to 18 pubs a week closing – CAMRA

BRITAIN’S pubs are closing at a rate of 18 a week, new figures have shown. The statistics produced by real ale pressure group CAMRA underline the pressure being heaped on the pubco sector, a major employer in the West Midlands.

Published before today’s major Parliamentary debate on the beer duty escalator, the CAMRA figures show 450 pubs across the country have been lost since March.

The latest CGA-CAMRA Pub Tracker, covering the period of March-September 2012, shows the rate of pub closures escala... For the full story register now for free or login below...