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CITY VIEWS: IS THE LOCAL PUB IN DANGER?

ANDREW HARPER | AON CONSULTING
“Fancy wine bars have put local pubs in danger, but the economic downturn is having a greater effect. High levels of taxation aren’t helping either.”

JOHN YOUNG | MISHCON DE REYA
“In my neck of the woods, I've definitely seen a lot of pubs closing. I think it's partly because people have less money as well as because of increased taxation on alcohol.”

JAMES COOPER | ELIOT PARTNERSHIP
"The pub is definitely in danger. Alcohol is also so cheap in the supermarket. And since the smoking ban, more people are drinking at home.”