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.
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
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%