Lack of immediate cash could result in permanent closure of 25% of UK restaurants

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One in four UK restaurants may not make it through the coronavirus crisis.

The industry has been hit hard after bars, restaurants and cafes were forced to close, and government cash aid has been slow in coming.

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A state-backed scheme was announced to allow businesses that cannot operate to furlough staff, and Northern Ireland is launching a grants programme for hospitality businesses.

But Hospitality Ulster’s Colin Neill said the immediate lack of money could spell closure for up to 25 per cent of estalishments.


 

 






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