Following on from the “Raise the Bar” campaign, we are fully supporting of the National campaign to help businesses bounce back better. Higher levels of coronavirus restrictions affecting 99% of England from 2 December will place irrevocable pressure on hospitality, retail and leisure businesses. UKHospitality has already warned that the new Tier 3 system will result in 94% of hospitality businesses becoming unviable by March 2021. In Tier 2 it is 75% and even at Tier 1 25%.
Business groups representing hospitality, retail and leisure businesses have united to launch the ‘Bounce Back Better’ campaign urging government to provide sector specific support. Their manifesto outlines four packages which will provide a vital lifeline for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses alike.
- One-off grant for retail, leisure & hospitality businesses
- Pause National Insurance employer contributions for furloughed employees
- Extension of 100% business rates holiday for 2021/22
- Extension of VAT reduction scheme
We urge the Uk government to listen to businesses concerns, take action and help them out as the country starts to recover from the last two years.