Janet Finch-Saunders calls for indoor hospitality resumption parity
Janet Finch-Saunders – the Welsh Conservative candidate for Aberconwy – has urged the Welsh Government to allow indoor hospitality to trade from 17 May 2021, in line with England and Scotland. In Wales, the resumption of indoor hospitality will not be considered until the end of May, if the review allows.
Local businesses have now shared their concern that punters will travel across the border to enjoy liberties in England that are closed to them in Wales, as is currently the case with outdoor hospitality. Many feel this approach is placing them at an economic disadvantage.
Commenting on local concern, Janet said:
“Wales continues to trail behind other areas of the UK because of Welsh Labour’s insistence on playing politics. It makes little sense, when pubs in other parts of the UK have re-opened, for Welsh Labour to insist on them remaining firmly shut here in Wales. “This approach is continuing to deeply hurt hospitality businesses across Aberconwy. The news that punters have resorted to travelling across the border for a beer displays clear demand to visit these establishments safely. It is time the Welsh Government empowered our businesses to operate. “The Welsh Conservatives have previously published a cautious, yet detailed, roadmap outlining how we would have reopened pubs as well as other sectors in the economy, including gyms.”