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Many hospitality jobs now “hanging by a thread”


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Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail (Scotland)

Christopher Snowdon quoted in City AM

Nicola Sturgeon has banned the sale of alcohol indoors in Scotland’s hospitality venues for 16 days in a bid to curb a second spike in Covid.

Quoted in City AM responding to the restrictions, Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, said: “The pub industry is once again being made the scapegoat despite only five per cent of Covid-19 transmissions taking place in hospitality venues. The additional ban on drinking in restaurants suggests an element of temperance fervour from the Scottish government. Pubs, restaurants and the many jobs that depend on them are now hanging by a thread.”

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