The businesses are entitled to claim €600 (£520) for each month closed and can apply for subsidised bank loans, repayable after two years. But payment of taxes owed during the lockdown has merely been postponed, and business owners still have to pay rent and bills. Staff have been furloughed but many are yet to receive their unemployment benefit. … [Read more...] about Can Europe’s restaurants survive the coronavirus lockdown?
The new measures have been modelled on the island of Poros near Athens, where masks must be worn at all times and entertainment venues, including bars and restaurants, close by 11pm, after a surge in cases was reported. … [Read more...] about Greek islands get midnight curfew for restaurants and bars as coronavirus cases rise
M. Jayaprakash, joint secretary, Tamil Nadu Hotels Association and managing partner, Hotel Aryaas says that he closed his hotel on March 23 and hasn’t opened his restaurant premises ever since, because there are hardly any people who frequent the area where his restaurant is located. “With no travellers, locals end up consuming food in eateries close to their homes. No one travels extensively to eat. Since my restaurant is located near a service centre and no industries are open, the business has taken a hit,” he says. … [Read more...] about Madurai’s restaurants barely see any customers despite lockdown relaxation
“The strongest performance came from food, furniture and homeware, as consumers increasingly invest in their time at home. However many shops, particularly in fashion, jewellery and beauty, are still struggling to survive,” BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said. … [Read more...] about UK consumer spending recovers in July as pubs and restaurants reopen
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