Bars and restaurants complain of "shameful" treatment and demand "fair support"

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Scottish hospitality sector has criticised the Holyrood administration for offering significantly less support than others in the UK.

Scotland's bars and restaurants are shamefully treated and companies receive on average only a quarter of the grants they'd receive in Wales, they claim.

Nic Wood, a spokesperson for the Scottish Hospitality Group, which represents some of the industry's biggest names, said the Scottish Government hadn't "properly understood" what the industry needed.

Conversely ShG stated that the average daily help rate for businesses in the Wales is £269, compared to £147 in Northern Ireland and £80 in England.