Tag: sector

Scottish retail sector on ‘slow path to recovery’

Image copyright PA Media The trade association for retailers has said Scottish sales for June “remained in the doldrums”. They were down by almost a fifth (19%) last month compared with the same period last year. The figures, from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), suggested it was the fourth successive month of double-digit decline. However, some areas – such as… Read more →

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Coronavirus: NI arts sector ‘facing obliteration,’ says theatre chief

The arts sector in NI is “facing obliteration” because of the disastrous impact of Covid-19, according to leading figures in the industry. The head of Belfast’s MAC theatre, Anne McReynolds, told a Stormont committee that “a cultural Armageddon” was on the horizon. Ms McReynolds, made a direct appeal to the executive for an urgent financial package. She was appearing before… 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 →

Manufacturers urge bailout as sector suffers

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus crisis has left many manufacturers on the “cliff edge” and in need of government intervention, an industry body has warned, The government should step in to support key sectors, in line with other countries, Make UK urged. It said support should especially be targeted at the aerospace, carmaking and steel sectors. Its plea came… Read more →

Coronavirus: Wales’ aviation sector needs ‘major intervention’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British Airways’s maintenance facility at Rhoose services the company’s long-haul fleet of planes. Wales’ aviation industry needs intervention on a “major scale” from the UK government, according to Wales’ Economy Minister Ken Skates. Mr Skates said only Downing Street had the “firepower” to help a sector which had taken “an absolute battering” during the… Read more →

Coronavirus: Welsh aerospace sector ‘may never recover’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wales’ single largest aerospace employer Airbus has furloughed half its Welsh workforce Up to 8,000 jobs could go in the aerospace sector in Wales following the coronavirus pandemic, MPs have heard. John Whalley, from Aerospace Wales, the body representing the industry, warned the sector “may never recover to the levels we had”. His comments came… Read more →