in the UK, 75% of pubs and restaurants could disappear by 2021

Published on : 19/11/2020 – 23:16

In the United Kingdom, the country in Europe most bereaved by the coronavirus pandemic with more than 52,000 dead, representatives of pubs and restaurants are sounding the alarm. According to a survey, 75% of their establishments could disappear by next year due to the restrictions in place to stem the health crisis.

The survey conducted by three sector organizations is final: 3/4 of pubs and restaurants will no longer exist next year, if nothing is done. The British Beer and Pub Association and others, representing 20,000 establishments, denounce “ the devastating impact of government restrictions “. They ask for financial support from the state to save jobs and these places ” beloved of the British ».

The British Treasury did inject some 200 billion pounds sterling (around 223 billion euros) aid through loans to businesses and self-employed workers, or through partial unemployment benefits. He had also launched the device ” Eat out to help out », To encourage the British to order their meals outside. Helpers who, in time of confinement, are no longer sufficient.

Pubs and restaurants are not not the only ones in danger. According to the National Statistics Office, one in seven businesses in the UK could go out of business in the next three months because of the lockdown.

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