Pubs positively linked to economic value of rural areas

The Morning Advertiser reported on research from Northumbria University that found there is a strong positive relationship between an increase in the number of pubs and an increase in house prices

The research showed that in rural areas, preserving pubs from closure can help keep house prices stable and ‘may even increase the value of localised house markets’.

Data from 373 local authorities gathered between 2005 and 2015 found that this effect was particularly strong in predominantly rural areas.

The research supports the Government’s investment in projects that aim to prevent pub closures in rural communities.

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The Morning Advertiser - Pubs positively linked to economic value of rural areas


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