Ministers to discuss renewing Covid supports for hospitality sector – Business Post

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November 21, 2021
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Cabinet sub-committee meets tomorrow to tackle thorny issue of how to shore up industry hit hardest by latest restrictions
Ministers are to discuss the possibility of restoring Covid-19 supports to the hospitality sector at a cabinet sub-committee meeting tomorrow.
Publicans are pushing hard for the forthcoming reductions in the wage subsidy scheme on December 1 to be halted, and for the reintroduction of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) for nightclub workers who have been laid off due to the midnight curfew on the sector.
Restaurant owners have also complained that they are facing a decline…

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As we face the threat of another pre-Christmas lockdown, we should all be utterly furious with the inability of our leaders to make the right decisions
Publicans and restaurateurs are braced for a bleak Christmas and New Year in the wake of the government’s decision to impose a midnight curfew to try to combat the spread of Covid-19
Officials already exploring alternatives to December lockdown, with priority being to keep retail open in run-up to Christmas
Financial assistance and clear advice are imperative should another lockdown ensue in the face of rising Covid-19 case numbers
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