Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, commenting on the news that Wetherspoons has made its first loss since 1984, said:

“Pubs and bars across the country are on the brink. Those in Tier 2 have been hit by restrictions without the economic support to cushion the blow, and those in Tier 3 are receiving just a fraction of what they got in the last lockdown.

So many jobs in hospitality are on the line, but this Government is just washing its hands of the industry. The waves of job losses we’ve seen in recent weeks show just how perilous the situation is.”

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