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UK hospitality industry calls for ‘urgent’ support

Image copyright Getty Images “Urgent” support is needed to prevent “widespread devastation”, the hospitality sector has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Around 120 hospitality and tourism bosses have signed an open letter calling for aid and investment. The industry wants to see VAT reduced, tax bills further deferred and some rent debt covered through grants. Bosses say parts of the… Read more →

Coronavirus: Reopening guide for tourism and hospitality sector

Image caption Northern Ireland’s pubs and restaurants have been shut for months due to Covid-19 Northern Ireland Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Tourism NI have published new guidance on how the tourism and hospitality sectors can reopen safely. The 30-page document has been published ahead of provisional reopening dates. Caravan parks are permitted to reopen from 26 June while hotels,… Read more →

Coronavirus: Pandemic ‘puts 15,000 hospitality jobs at risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One in seven pubs/bars are at risk of permanent closure according to the research More than 15,000 jobs in hospitality are at risk because of the coronavirus lockdown, according to research. Hospitality Ulster and accountancy firm BDO say the sector expects to lose more than £1bn turnover this year alone. They also say that… Read more →