Businesses call for salary support scheme for pubs and restaurants
Pubs and restaurants need a salary support scheme, not a rates refund.
That's according to members of the Island's hospitality industry, who have hit out at government's decision to extend the Business Premises Support Scheme instead of offering additional payments.
Business owners branded the funding 'too little too late' after more than a year since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chairman of the Licensed Victualler Association Geoff Joughin says those in the industry are feeling the strain:
Mr Joughin, Mitch Sorbie from Just Pizza and Pasta, Enzo Ciapelli of Enzo's Restaurant, Quid's Inn's Andy Saunders and Darren Walker from Barbary Coast explain why extending the Business Premises Support Scheme isn't enough: