“We are delighted to finally have a date for re-opening so we can begin to move forward as a sector. Whilst sadly this is likely to be too late for some businesses, our focus continues to be on securing jobs and the future of our businesses, and on protecting the health and safety of our staff and customers as we have always done.”
The survey was carried out by the Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July.
Natalie Issac, Director of the 44 Group which operates restaurants in Cardiff, Penarth, Cowbridge and Bristol, said:
“Welsh hospitality businesses have had to bear the financial burden of a month of additional losses compared to our counterparts in England, and this is a further month where we cannot utilise the business rate relief to support the economic recovery. We look forward to further constructive discussions with Welsh Government in the coming days and weeks”.