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Despite government help, some UK restaurants close before

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Due to a lack of staff and consumer concerns about the omicron variant of COVID-19, some restaurants in the U.k. have decided to close their doors ahead of the Holiday season.According to a press release from lobbying group UK Hospitality, 54 percent of venues reported a revenue decrease of more than 40 percent last weekend, with one in five enterprises reporting a sales drop of more than 60 percent.

Due to a lack of staff and consumer concerns about the omicron variant of COVID-19, some restaurants in the U.k. have decided to close their doors ahead of the Holiday season.According to a press release from lobbying group UK Hospitality, 54 percent of venues reported a revenue decrease of more than 40 percent last weekend, with one in five enterprises reporting a sales drop of more than 60 percent.

According to a press statement from lobbying organisation UK Hospitality, 54 percent of venues reported a revenue decrease of more than 40% over the weekend of December 18, with one in five enterprises reporting a sales decline of more than 60%.

According to CNN, some restaurant owners had no choice but to close early for Christmas because of “a torrent of cancelled bookings and fears about the health of personnel.

“Mangal 2 Co-owner Ferhat Dirik told CNN, “It’s harming staff morale, and it’s affecting us forecasting any acceptable income that could support this.”per CNN

In response, the UK government has established a GBP 1.5 billion (USD 2 billion, EUR 1.8 billion) restaurant subsidy scheme, which covers GBP 6,000 (USD 8,000, EUR 7,000) every restaurant to assist them stay open.”This is a generous package based on current hospitality assistance parameters.” “This is a generous package based on current hospitality assistance parameters.” give such businesses with an immediate emergency financial injection who have seen their most lucrative trading season devastated through no fault of their own,” UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholl said.”In the short term, it will enable to secure jobs and company viability, particularly among small enterprises in the sector.””We especially appreciate the increase in funding for the supply chain, event and business catering firms, and other industries that have been adversely affected by the restoration of work-from-home policies.”

Furthermore, the government’s rent freeze remains in effect, as “commercial landlords have been advised to show compassion with suffering hospitality tenants,” according to UK Hospitality.

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