HU Demands Government Instruction And Industry Rescue Package Following PM Remarks
16 March 2020
Reacting to the comments by the Prime Minister at a press conference this evening, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster said:
“The advice given out this evening by the Prime Minister about avoiding the likes of pubs and restaurants is devastating news for the sector here. We should now prepare for severe consequences for the staff and businesses in the sector as this will be an extremely difficult period.”
“The NI Executive must now give instructions if we are to close and put a rescue package in place to support the 65,000 staff affected. The hospitality sector across Northern Ireland will suffer overwhelming and immediate pain in a short period of time."