Hospitality fund reaction: Insult to pubs and restaurants on the brink

Responding to the Chancellor announcing a new package of support for hospitality businesses, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: “This is an insult to pubs and restaurants on the brink. The Chancellor must be living on another planet if he thinks this will be enough to save hospitality firms who have seen their Christmas bookings fall off the cliff in recent weeks.

Christine Jardine MP

“It is simply far too little, too late for too few.

“The Conservatives have buried themselves in their bunker, trying to save themselves rather than save the country from an economic crisis which is hitting family run businesses the hardest. This miserable offering will do nothing to reboot our economy and will fail to save thousands of independent businesses.

“Instead of this feeble one off grant, the Liberal Democrats have demanded bold action which would support businesses for weeks and months to come, including tax cuts.”

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