On 14th January, the Welsh Government announced a much-welcomed decision to lift all restrictions imposed on the industry by January 28th, so long as the downward trend of omicron infections continues. The restrictions had a huge impact on the industry in Wales over the festive period, with pubs alone thought to have lost around £16,000 each in profits.
David Chapman, Executive Director of UKHospitality Cymru said: “This is positive and keenly anticipated news following a truly devastating period of restricted hospitality that has wiped out millions of pounds of revenue in weeks.
“Businesses have been pushed to the brink and there has been a palpable collective sigh of relief as today’s news has sunk in. Our gratitude is extended to the hundreds of businesses, large and small, which helped furnish UKHospitality Cymru with the financial data that helped to influence the Welsh Government Cabinet’s decision to speed up the lifting of restrictions.”
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