Covid-19 Restrictions Impact on Hospitality

The economic viability of Scotland’s crisis-hit hospitality industry could be dramatically enhanced and the prospects for tens of thousands of workers improved by relatively minor changes to restrictions policy, according to a new economic impact study.

We were commissioned by Diageo to undertake an economic impact study that considered the implications of different restictions on the hospitality sector as a result of the Covif-19 pandemic. This study found that found that adjusting opening hours by around two and a half hours and allowing alcohol to be served under strictly controlled conditions would increase hospitality business turnover from £419m to £1.1bn; increasing the number of jobs supported from the current 28,300 to 60,800; and securing the viability of 1,816 businesses.

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Posted 16.12.20

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