The Plunkett Foundation releases the 2020 ‘Better form of Business Reports’ on Community Pubs and Community Shops

Rural community owned businesses were in robust health as Covid-19 hit, and displayed a unique innovation and flexibility to serve those who needed them when Britain was under national lockdown.

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Known community pubs trading across the UK at the end of 2019

119 known community pubs in total were trading across the UK at the end of 2019

The community pub sector grew by 19% with 19 new pubs opening during 2019

COMMUNITY PUBS – A better form of business 2020
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Community shops trading in the UK by the end of the year

372 community shops were trading in the UK by the end of 2019

No community pubs ceased trading or transferred out of community control into private ownership during 2019, maintaining an impressive survival rate of 100%

COMMUNITY SHOPS – A better form of business 2020