Hospitality is split over the lockdown, according to the latest Hospitality Leaders Poll carried out by Lumina Intelligence for MCA, the MA, Big H and Restaurant. Though 41% of operators support the current lockdown, 43% are opposed to it with 17% undecided.

”I get why they’ve decided to do it, but want to know what support is going to be available other than loans, and the exit strategy, is there one?” said one multi-site operator, while another said they supported the move but it was a “month late”.

It’s a similar story when asked whether their experience from the first lockdown has helped them prepare for the second with 30% saying yes but 24% saying no - with 38% saying ‘somewhat’. 

Only 22% believed their business had a good chance of survival if the lockdown goes on beyond 2 December, with many operators saying their future was dependent on government support. 

As for how confident they were in the future of their business, 53% expressed a level of confidence, up from 48% last week. 

The poll spoke to 242 board level operators running pubs, restaurants and food to go operations.