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UK Pubs face “uncertain future” as 15,000 could close due to pandemic

UK Pubs face a worrying time during the corona virus pandemic, saying that if they are not allowed to open until September they would have to close for good.

Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, Emma McClarkin said that the virus had been devastating for the sector financially. She also predicted a double hit on the trade, saying that due to new social distancing laws and the new way that people behave now, they wouldn’t want to socialise in large groups.

Ms McClarkin went on to say that if pubs are not reopen by the end of the summer it paints a very stark picture indeed. It losses would equate to around 40% of the industry, meaning approximately 15,000 pubs and breweries would close.

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