Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, July 16, 2021
A new hospitality strategy
One of the sectors most cruelly hit by the pandemic and the measures taken to control it has been the hospitality industry. So I welcome the announcement today of a new hospitality strategy to help pubs, bars and restaurants recover and thrive in the long term as Britain builds back better from the pandemic.
The pandemic has hit the hospitality sector hard – but as we ease restrictions and re-open our economy, businesses will need support to welcome back customers and recruit the staff they need.
That is why the government has today launched the first-ever hospitality strategy – focused on reopening, recovery and resilience – including measures such as making it easier to offer al fresco dining, boosting career choice and opportunity in hospitality, and reducing waste and plastic consumption.
This will build help our beloved pubs, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs thrive as we emerge from the pandemic – delivering better choice for consumers and protecting jobs and livelihoods.