By M&C Report team2004-04-06T08:46:00+01:00
One in ten hospitality businesses will not survive without additional support through the recovery period, CGA’s Business Leaders’ Survey 2021 has found.
Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies is the latest pubco boss to call on the Prime Minister to offer strong support for the sector in his upcoming reopening announcement.
UKHospitality is urging the Government to provide businesses with certainty and clarity in its reopening announcement next week as it presents its own roadmap for the hospitality sector to emerge from lockdown and restrictions.
Pubs could see alcohol duty rates cut below that of supermarkets in plans being considered by the Chancellor. Ahead of next week’s Budget announcement (3 March), prime minister Boris Johnson revealed to the Commons that a review has been carried out into the differentiation between pubs and retailers, and Sunak was “looking very closely at the findings”.
The Government is set to conduct a review into whether so-called ‘vaccine passports’ could be used to allow people to enter hospitality and leisure venues.
Pubs and restaurants in Scotland will have to wait another three weeks for any clarity on reopening, as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has refused to “pick arbitrary dates” before more data becomes available.
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