The hospitality industry is launching legal action against the government's lockdown restrictions, according to news reports.
The Guardian reports that lawyers for the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), the British Beer and Pub Association and two of the country’s biggest brewers and pub operators, JW Lees and Joseph Holt, alongside another 10 organisations, are to challenge the latest round of coronavirus restrictions affecting the hospitality and entertainment industry.
They are arguing that the restrictions are not based on scientific evidence and has led to job losses and a decline in the mental health of workers.
Sacha Lord, the night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, is leading the challenge and instructed lawyers to draft a submission to the government, challenged Westminster to produce the science behind the “draconian and dramatic” rules, reports The Guardian.
In September Facilitate reported that more than 20 companies and individuals from the food service sector joined forces to launch ‘Food Service Circle’ (FSC) – a platform aiming to offer support to those affected by the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.