Grant Schemes Announcement Welcomed But We Need Much Much More

Grant Schemes Announcement Welcomed But We Need Much Much More

18 March 2020

Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster said:

“We welcome the announcement by the First and Deputy First Minister this evening relating to the several grant schemes that they have brought forward based on rateable value. However, we need much, much more. Support needs to be immediately directed to and felt by our staff. We hope in the coming days that further targeted alleviation measures are brought forward with urgency. We need more support from Westminster also. This grant money will be burnt up very quickly.”

 

“We need to put our industry into a deep freeze. We need all bills frozen. The clock needs to be stopped. Our people are being made redundant left, right and centre - into the thousands - and we cannot wait for grant schemes to trickle down. We are behind the curve and we simply can’t wait. We are running out of time.”