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UKHospitality calls for action on growing costs of delay to lifting restrictions

At the 2-week review point today, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid has confirmed that 19 July remains the delayed date for all restrictions to be lifted.

UKHospitality has called for the Government to factor in mounting costs in the sector as a consideration and to consider a range of mitigation measures due to this delay.

The trade association has highlighted how the delay in lifting restrictions risks further business failures via unsustainable accrued debts, as well as compounding problems in an already challenging labour market.

From this week hospitality businesses will have to restart business rates payments, have to contribute to furlough salary costs and face VAT repayments….

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