Boris Johnson has announced that wet-led pubs in tier 2 and 3 areas will receive a £1,000 Christmas grant.

As new government regulations state that pubs in tier 2 areas can only serve alcohol with a substantial meal, it means that venues which don’t offer catering are going to suffer. Pubs in tier 3 areas have been hit even harder because they can only open for takeaway. The restrictions in both tiers will come as a big blow to the hospitality sector which typically booms during the festive season.

To provide some form of compensation, Boris is offering a one-off £1,000 payment on top of the existing £3,000 monthly cash grants for businesses. This will cover pubs and bars in tiers 2 and 3 who are forced to reduce their operations as a result of the latest regional measures. Head to gov.uk to find out more.

 

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