Ibec warns close-contact rules could ‘cripple’ businesses as new state supports announced
Business lobby group calls for review of the rules around close contacts and cautiously welcomes expansion of Covid supports to hospitality sector
Businesses have warned that new financial supports for the arts and hospitality industries are “not a silver bullet” and called for a review of the rules around close contacts.
Ibec said the enhanced schemes announced today for the arts and hospitality sector would play a “vital role” in helping struggling businesses after the government introduced an 8pm curfew on pubs and restaurants last week.
But it said businesses were experiencing significant labour shortages because of ...