After last month’s successful reopening of the retail sector - all eyes are now on the hospitality industry, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s big announcement that hotels, pubs and restaurants would be permitted to reopen on July 4.
Due to the nature of the crisis, the situation is constantly evolving. One week a ghost town - the next a bustling hub for trade; these dramatic daily changes have brought a key question everyone’s lips - what will our high streets look like in the weeks to come?
As business continues to weather the economic storm - a recent announcement from the government has enabled the industry to glimpse hope on the horizon; it has been declared that non-essential shops can reopen in England from 15 June.
After years of uncertainty surrounding Brexit – it appeared as though property markets had stabilised in effect of the ‘Boris bounce’. Despite this; the COVID-19 epidemic has caused disruption to an industry in a state of fragile recovery.
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