By Mark Lavery in the Yorkshire Post.
Communities across Yorkshire are being encouraged to take action to help protect their pubs after it was revealed almost 1,000 pubs vanished in Britain last year as the industry was hit by intense cost pressures and business rate increases.
A total of 914 pubs disappeared in 2018, according to real estate data company Altus Group’s annual review.
Around 76 pubs were lost each month during the year, although this represents a slowdown in decline from 2017.
The total number of pubs in England and Wales liable for business rates was 41,536 on January 1 2019, representing a fall of 1,530 since a controversial revaluation came into force in April 2017.
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