The Automatic Vending Association is upset to peer that minimum Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) are being awarded when jobs are being misplaced because of the pandemic and participants might be aided with those grants.
AVA leader govt David Llewellyn stated: “Since the beginning of the pandemic the food-to-go trade has supplied a lifeline to these key staff at the entrance line of preventing COVID-19. Despite this and repeated requires help to a sector dealing with as much as one in 5 task losses, we have been upset to peer the most recent figures launched through the Government display that our participants are nonetheless suffering to get right of entry to improve investment allotted to lend a hand them.
“While in some spaces the most recent figures on ARG Grants have proven development, it’s glaring there’s a lengthy technique to pass to get this improve to people who urgently want it. Particular native government such because the London Borough of Camden, Exeter City Council and Leeds City Council proceed to award simply minimum sums to these soliciting for help regardless of repeated requires assist.
“We recognise that we are a long way from the end of this pandemic however if businesses in these areas do not get the support they need now, they simply will not be around when life goes back to normal. It’s for this reason that we are calling on local authorities to review the way they assess support grants and take action now to save an industry worth more than £21 billion and employing 25,000 people.”