BII Survey Highlights Pub Fragility - Ashdale Business Consulting

BII Survey Highlights Pub Fragility


A survey of British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) members has highlighted the fragility of pubs in every community across the UK.

The news comes as venues face huge inflationary headwinds, disproportionate costs for their businesses, severe staff shortages and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on consumers.

According to the survey, over 75% of BII members are down on the revenues they saw in 2019, with 84% of those being down by more than 10%. Nearly a third are down by more than 30% vs 2019.

In addition, 86% have reported that their profits are down vs the same period in 2019 and almost half of those were seeing profits down by more than 30%.

A worrying 30% of respondents said they currently have no cash reserves in their business, with a further 50% only having between one and three months’ worth of cash reserves.

Furthermore, 70% have debts in their business, with one in four pubs having debts of between £50,000 and over £100,000. Without support, the BII says business failure will result in much of the repayment of government backed debt will be lost.

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