By Altus Group | September 21, 2020

During the last 24 hours, 3,754 pubs across England have been hit with tougher trading restrictions to help stop a second wave of coronavirus from spreading analysis shows.

The real estate adviser, Altus Group, says that the localised measures which not only impose a curfew but restrict food and drink sales to table service only will affect 1,027 pubs across Lancashire, 1,174 in Merseyside from Tuesday and 1,553 in the North East region immediately.

Pubs must shut between 22:00 and 05:00 and offer table service only in:

•   Lancashire (excluding Blackpool)
•   Merseyside (including Warrington and Halton)
•   North East (Northumberland, North and South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham)

There are currently 37,630 pubs in England meaning that the curfews and trading conditions imposed during the last 24 hours alone will affect trade at around 1 in 10 of all pubs according to the Altus Group analysis.

Robert Hayton, Head of Property Tax at Altus Group, said “localised lockdowns will have localised impacts and many pubs will now require discerning targeted additional support.”

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