Thank you for contacting me about support for hospitality businesses.
Thank you also for pointing out the Westminster Hall debate that took place on Monday 11th January 2021. While I was to attend, I look forward to reading the Hansard report on what was discussed and the Minister’s response to this extremely important matter.
I absolutely know that many hospitality businesses are experiencing very serious challenges because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The new variant and the announcement of new restrictions across England came as a mighty blow to many hospitality businesses, including pubs, restaurants and cafes operating in my constituency and beyond.
Under these new restrictions, all hospitality venues are required to close in England, including cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs, with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through. If a business offers delivery, they may continue to provide all food and drink via delivery, including alcohol.
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