Pub chain Marston’s has said that they are to cut around 2,150 furloughed staff due to the governments “additional restriction” such as the 10pm curfew.
The government’s continued restrictions on the hospitality sector has had a devastating impact and by Christmas it is feared that almost 1,000,000 people will have lost their jobs from the industry.
The pub chain has blamed the massive job cuts solely on the nationwide coronavirus restrictions, which is decimating the industry.
Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay said, “The additional restrictions which have been applied across the UK most recently present significant challenges to us and will make business more difficult for a period of time.
“I very much regret that the consequence of this is that the jobs of around 2,150 of our colleagues will be impacted, but it is an inevitable consequence of the limitations placed upon our business.
“We will be looking at our cost base further in the coming weeks.”
As the second wave is sweeping across the country more pubs will close and more job losses will be seen over the coming months.
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