Soaring energy prices threaten last orders for str

2022-04-05
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Admiral Taverns’ 1,600 pubs have survived Brexit-induced labour shortages and months of closure during the pandemicbut they took a phased approach. B. But it’s the struggle to find an electricity and gas supplier that may switch off the lights of some pubs for good.

The company’s £350,000 a year energy contract ends this month and suppliers are refusing to quote. If it stays with its existing provider, which it would rather not, it will have to pay 10-times the price.

“No one will provide us with a long-term contract,” said Chris Jowsey, chief executive, who says energy previously accounted for roughly 5 per cent of turnover. “We’re going to lose a lot of pubs that we got through Covid to rising energy bills.”

Admiral is not alone in struggling to find a long-term energy contract at a reasonable priceWednesday to focus on ramping up vaccinations i. Hotels, restaurants and gyms all complain that gas and electricity providers are declining to give quotes, renew contracts or, if they doThe province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access t, offering steeply inflated rates, threatening businesses already battered by the pandemic.

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