More than 23,600 hospitality jobs on the line if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined. 1m vs 2m – the impact on Scotland’s restaurants and accommodation providers. Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced.
More than 23,600 hospitality jobs on the line if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined
A survey conducted by the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) in conjunction with other members of the licensed trade has revealed that Scotland’s pubs could be decimated, if social distancing guidelines are not re-examined in time for the provisional re-opening of premises on 15 July.
The survey, which covered over 300 pubs across Scotland (around 7% of the total), found that it would not be financially viable for almost nine out of ten landlords to reopen their doors if the two-metre distancing guidelines were still in place – potentially leading to the direct loss of over 23,600 jobs within the trade.
With many of Scotland’s key independent restaurant and pub businesses coming together to call for the Scottish Government to fall in-line with the World Health Organisation’s guidance, including a one-metre rule for social distancing, it’s hoped that their approach will help kick-start the industry and save jobs in the hospitality sector.
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1m vs 2m – the impact on Scotland’s restaurants and accommodation providers
Following the survey on the 2m distancing impact on Scotland’s Pubs and Bars Industry Groups, through the Scottish Tourism Alliance, are now gathering data on the potential impact of the 2 metre social distancing rule on restaurants and accommodation providers in relation to loss of employment and business viability to feed back to the Scottish Government for the beginning of next week.
The survey takes 1 minute to complete:
If you are a restaurant, please complete the survey here.
If you are an accommodation provider, please complete the survey here.
The survey will close on Sunday 21stJune at 5pm
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The UK Government guidance page was updated on 12 June to include details on how the scheme will change from 1 July.
The first time you will be able to make claims for days in July will be 1 July, you cannot claim for periods in July before this point. The 31 July is the last day that you can submit claims for periods ending on or before 30 June.
Please click here for full details of all changes from July.