More venues give up drink licences
The number of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs giving up their alcohol licences has increased by 13 per cent in the past year.
It comes amid growing competition from supermarkets and large pub chains, according to a new study.
The survey from information firm Sweet and Maxwell found that 5,700 licences were surrendered in the last 12 months, up from 5,100 the previous year.
A separate study found that more than one bar or pub went bust every day last year following "intense" competition and the combined impact of the smoking ban and rising alcohol duties.