Greene King to cut up to 800 jobs and shut 79 pubs and restaurants

Pub operator blames 10pm Covid curfew and end of furlough scheme for decision

Greene King is cutting up to 800 jobs and closing 79 pubs and restaurants, as it blamed the move on the 10pm curfew and the end of the government’s furlough scheme.

Greene King, one of Britain’s biggest pub operators, with more than 1,700 pubs and 38,000 staff, said that about a third of the outlets will close permanently, with the rest “mothballed” until they can reopen.

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