Pubs and restaurants face near £8billion loss of trade amid ‘carnage’ caused by new Covid tiers
PUBS and restaurants are facing a devastating £7.8 billion loss amid the “carnage” of new the coronavirus tiers, industry chiefs have warned. Their grim warning comes as Boris…
Invalid Date,PUBS and restaurants are facing a devastating £7.8 billion loss amid the "carnage" of new the coronavirus tiers, industry chiefs have warned.Their grim warning comes asunder the toughest two Covid tiers from when the current lockdown ends on December 2.
⚠️ Read ourfor the latest news & updates3Tables and chairs stacked outside the Two Brewers Pub at the entrance to Windsor Great ParkCredit: Rex FeaturesIt comes as many as four out of five pubs may not reopen or have been made financially unviable by the new tiers.
UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said the new tier system “will deliver another huge blow to hospitality” and again warned of a million job losses.“This will see £7.8 billion of trading wiped out compared to last year if the restrictions last all of December,” she said. headtopics.com
This will see £7.8 billion of trading wiped out compared to last year if the restrictions last all of DecemberKate NichollsUKHospitality chief executive“These are safe spaces for people to meet, relax and socialise and the sector is desperate to get staff back to work, open their doors and, in the long term, diminish reliance on the public purse and begin driving economic recovery.”
She said the new tiers will see over 120,000 venues across England placed into Tier 2, where pubs can stay open if they serve “substantial” meals.But tens of thousands of these maybe forced to close as they are unable to provide a table meal, either physically or financially, she warned.
3“This affects the employment of nearly 1.5m people. Under this severe a restriction, 94 per cent of our members say they will be unviable or trading at a loss."Her warning was echoed by the British Beer and Pub Association, which said the new restrictions will prevent four of five of England’s 37,500 pubs from reopening or make them financially unviable.
Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the BBPA, urged the Government to avoid “carnage” for the sector by stepping in with immediate financial support.Her warning comes as pub operators Mitchells & Butlers and Fuller, Smith & Turner – which owns All Bar One, Harvester and Browns - said they have cut around 1,650 jobs and suffered millions in losses. headtopics.com
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£8 billion loss that is terrible for the pubs and restaurants industry some will never recovered their losses and probably will never open their doors again to customers.😰 Government made. Do wake up. Carnage? This tweet (one of many like this) is offensive to all our NHS workers who risk their lives on a daily basis. You are actively promoting a sentiment of revolt against public health rules that are meant to protect our lives, and our health professionals. Shame on you.