Trade body UKHospitality says it stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Hospo Demo

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

16 October 2020

The peaceful protest in in Parliament Square over the Government’s Covid restrictions is set to go ahead this Monday 19 October from 10.30am to 12pm

UKHospitality (UKH) chief executive Kate Nicholls said: ‘It’s no surprise to us that our colleagues from the beleaguered hospitality industry wish to express themselves in this way and we stand shoulder to shoulder in support of them.

‘Without enhanced financial support that really recognises this situation, and without additional Government contributions to the Job Support Scheme, many businesses and jobs are going to fall by the wayside. It is time for the Government, at the very least, to rethink the mandatory 10pm curfew on those areas where COVID rates are low and to come forward with credible and far-reaching financial support for hospitality.  The curfew was imposed without credible evidence and restrictions that limit a company’s ability to endure this crisis must come with support.’

HospoDemo has been organised by industry marketer, Rachel Harty. She is urging members of the hospitality industry in the UK to converge on Parliament Square on Monday, dressed in uniform, equipped with pots, pans, ladles, cocktail shakers, wooden spoons and other hospitality-related props, with which to make themselves heard.

Expected attendees include Jason Atherton, Tom Aikens and Jillian MacLean. All attendees are advised to adhere to social distancing measures and to wear a face covering.

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