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Freedom of Information Request

registered pubs

Received: 28 June 2021

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information. Please may you provide me with:

1. The number of registered pubs that have closed between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021.
2. The number of registered pubs that have been bought between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021.
3. The number of pubs that have been sold between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021.
4. The number of applications made to transfer a license from one holder to another between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021.
5. The number of pub licenses that have been surrendered between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021.
6. The number of pub licenses that have lapsed between 1st March 2020 to 31st May 2021.

Please provide the information in excel format where possible, broken down by month between the times stated.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
Moreover, If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined or adapted for clarity I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance. Please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone