Analysis shows 22,000 job losses and nearly 1,500 closures in the hospitality sector so far during 2020

Data from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) shows that to date the hospitality sector has seen over 22,000 job losses (nearly double those from all of 2019) and nearly 1,500 closures in 2020 (more than 50% higher than 2019).  With the furlough scheme due to finish at the end of October the future risk to jobs in this sector, which has been hit hard by the lockdown and social distancing measures, could worsen through 2020.

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