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Now is 'worse than WWII' for prom businesses - Robertshaw

Former hotelier's concerns for firms over winter

A former hotelier says the past year or two has been worse for businesses on Douglas promenade than the second world war.

Chris Robertshaw MHK is leading a project to help firms in the area survive the winter, after the impacts of ongoing refurbishment works, Covid-19, and the lack of TT.

Along with Douglas East colleague Clare Barber, he's pushing for government's financial support schemes to be extended - otherwise the outlook is bleak, he says:

He made the comments on Manx Radio's Perspective programme - you can hear more from that discussion with Dollin Mercer below:

Or, you can watch the interview in full, in two parts:

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