Ian Guider: Reasons to be cheerful as we weather a tough year
We may be back in Covid-19 restrictions hell, but the overall economy continues to demonstrate its resilience in the face of the pandemic
And so the year ends for many businesses as it began, with the hospitality industry again suffering severe trading restrictions, the night-time economy shuttered and the events sector also operating at limited capacity.
Tens of thousands of workers have been forced back onto the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP). It is a bleak end to the year for them. The grim outcome that has afflicted hospitality has overshadowed an overall strong year for the economy and ...