Plunkett Foundation 2020 Reports

ECH News

The Plunkett Foundation has been working with communities and advocating for communities to take control of their assets, such as pubs and shops, since 1919. This week they have released 2 new reports looking at the resilience of community shops and community pubs over the past year and the benefit they bring to communities.


Key Findings:

  • By the end of 2019 there were 372 community shops trading, with 12 having opened in that year.
  • It is estimated that 225 full-time and 450 part-time staff were employed in the community shops sector in 2019. There are also an estimated 7000 volunteers.
  • The community pubs sector grew by 19% in 2019, with a total of 119 community pubs trading at the end of 2019.
  • There were 154 new enquiries about starting community pubs.
  • The survival rate of community pubs was 100%, with no community pubs moving out of community control and in to private ownership.


Read the report on community shops.

Read the report on community pubs.