This is undoubtedly a time of crisis for the hospitality sector. The impact of trade disruption has presented those in the industry with a massive challenge on how to survive this difficult period.
Practical employment advice is key. Looking at measures to retain staff during any periods of closure is essential. Diversification of roles and between companies is something to consider.
Whilst these are unprecedented times, Schedule 2 of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 provides protection for liquor licences that cannot continue to be traded for reasons of ‘unforeseen and unavoidable calamity’.
Trade bodies such as Hospitality Ulster and the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance are working round the clock to secure financial support and reliefs for those affected in the industry.
WE CAN HELP
In our current and unprecedented times, having the right legal advice and support is essential.
Recognised as leaders in the field for licensing law, our expert team offers clear and practical advice to assist with the continuation of your business and any support available to you.
Please do not hesitate to contact Maeve Fisher in our licensing team (details below) or your normal Mills Selig contact to discuss.
21 Arthur Street
Belfast, BT1 4GA
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 3878