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Coronavirus: B&Bs struggle to survive due to ‘lack of support’

Image copyright Getty Images Many bed and breakfast providers are struggling to survive as they have not been able to apply for Stormont’s Covid-19 support schemes, according to the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance. Chief Executive Joanne Stuart said some are “existing on savings or having to look at loans”. Pauline Mendez, who runs a B&B in Bangor, told BBC News… Read more →

Coronavirus: May ‘another month of struggle for retail’

Image copyright Getty Images May was another tough month for retail as coronavirus lockdown measures continued, a trade body says. Total UK sales fell by 5.9% compared with the previous year, dragged down by temporary shop closures, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said. Online sales growth rose fifteenfold to 60.2%, but failed to offset this drop. Separately, Barclaycard figures suggested… Read more →

Coronavirus: Renters struggle most with pandemic costs, report says

Image copyright PA Media Private renters are more likely to be struggling with payments than those who own their homes, new research by the Resolution Foundation suggests. The think tank concludes one in eight private renters have fallen behind with housing costs since the coronavirus crisis began, compared to one in 12 mortgaged home owners. Its report is based on… Read more →

Coronavirus: Tourism in Wales ‘could struggle until 2021’

Image copyright EllaDuToit/Getty Images Image caption May’s school half-term would normally have boosted trade in tourist towns like Tenby Wales’ tourism sector could “struggle to generate any significant revenue” before next Easter at the earliest, according to the economy minister. Ken Skates said it could be longer, depending on “how soon we can get the virus under control”. Tourism is… Read more →