20 Aug 2020

Restaurant Association calls for targeted Government support

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 20 August 2020

The Restaurant Association is calling for the government to subsidise the cost of meals in restaurants and cafes - similar to the British "Eat out to help out" scheme. The Restaurant Association says 87 per cent of its members in Auckland are reporting significant revenue losses under Level 3, while 49 per cent of those at alert level 2 are experiencing losses. The Association has launched a petition today asking the government to adopt the British scheme as a way of targeting support to the restaurant sector. Association President Mike Egan joins Kathryn to explain why he's seeking such a scheme.