Lockdown warning as more than 400 pubs LOST in 2021 in brutal ‘sign of times’ | City & Business | Finance

The situation has been brought into sharper attention with the question marks hanging over the industry due to Omicron with customer levels falling in recent weeks and rising cancellations.

Robert Hayton, UK President at Altus Group said: “Pubs continue to bear the brunt of coronavirus restrictions but have, thankfully, proved remarkably resilient however it remains to be seen what impact Omicron has on numbers next year as this could be the straw that broke the camel’s back for many.”

The Christmas and New Year period is typically a time of major revenue for the pub trade which sees it through the traditionally quieter months of January and February.

With the threat of restrictions still hanging over New Years Eve though many are uncertain how much to stock up.

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