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Late licences fall as revellers opt for Netflix

Mar 04, 2019 - City A.M.

THE NUMBER of pubs, bars and nightclubs with late-night licences in the UK has fallen by a fifth over the last five years, as would-be revellers opt for dating apps and Netflix over boozy nights out, according to new research released today.

While the number of pubs and clubs with 24-hour licences dropped from 919 in 2013 to 742 in 2018, the number of supermarkets and stores in England and Wales selling alcohol around the clock has risen by 40 per cent, says a report from commercial law fi...