AirBnB welcomes sensible regulation. But the Government must be careful not to shutter an industry that generates millions for the economy and supports tens of thousands of jobs.
It is absurd that a business in a central-London entertainment district should need to demonstrate “exceptional need” to sell hot food at night.
There is little incentive for the Government to splash largesse upon an industry if all it gets back is criticism that it isn’t enough.
Building up economic resilience will be necessary for a successful response to Brexit, Covid recovery and the transition to Net Zero.
As England moves from Plan B to Plan A, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Government’s now-to-be-phased-out Covid guidance.
By using sugar tax funds, it could greatly alleviate some of the difficulties in schools across the country.
We spend a great deal of time debating the need for restrictions, not so much on Covid’s secondary casualties.
‘Let their frail elderly be unvisited in care homes. Let their weddings be postponed’, is the message of this Prime Minister.
Pay is a business cost and, in reaction, profit-seeking firms will raise prices, cut worker benefits, slash services, or leave the sector if profits are squeezed.