Economic assistance for the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the hospitality industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on millions of people employed in the sector.

8,217 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 19 Mar 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 57
Estimated Final Signatures: 10,782

Daily Rank: #748 • Weekly Rank: #817 • Total Rank: #159

The UK hospitality industry is facing an unprecedented challenge due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The industry employs over 3.2 million people and is worth more than £130 billion to the UK economy.

Employees in this industry are unable to work from home, and these businesses rely on customers to make money.

Any quarantine/lockdown situation could bankrupt many small businesses as their income will diminish but they will still have expenses.

The Government should provide aid to those impacted.

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
137 1.67% Steve Double Conservative
St Austell and Newquay
124 1.51% Gavin Newlands Scottish National Party
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
108 1.31% Drew Hendry Scottish National Party
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
106 1.29% Brandon Lewis Conservative
Great Yarmouth
100 1.22% Tim Farron Liberal Democrat
Westmorland and Lonsdale
70 0.85% George Freeman Conservative
Mid Norfolk
70 0.85% Julian Smith Conservative
Skipton and Ripon
67 0.82% Victoria Prentis Conservative
64 0.78% Catherine McKinnell Labour
Newcastle upon Tyne North
62 0.76% Alison Thewliss Scottish National Party
Glasgow Central
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2,590 signatures - 32.0% of total

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