Food for thought: restaurants want zero Vat rate to get back on their feet
When the lockdown ends, social distancing necessity may harm profit margins – and the government will have to help out with radical measures such as zero Vat, say restaurateurs
A security guard at the door checking your temperature before you are allowed to cross the threshold. Forms you must sign declaring that you haven‘t been out of the country over the past fortnight before you are handed a menu.
Facemasks on every member of staff you encounter. Half-empty dining rooms in order to ensure strict physical distancing. No sitting at tables in groups of more than four. No counter seating. No paying...
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