Marquees for Hospitality Could Stay

Marquee by Intent ProductionsThe government is reviewing the current relaxation on rules for marquees outside pubs and restaurants brought in under the Covid measures.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has begun a consultation on whether this kind of outdoor hospitality should continue. Street markets are another area where the relaxation on rules may be allowed to continue.

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick said: “The simple reforms we made during the pandemic to help hospitality businesses, markets and historic visitor attractions make use of outdoor spaces more easily, made a massive impact.

“As part of our vision to transform high streets into thriving places to work, visit and live, we intend to make as many of these measures permanent fixtures of British life as possible.”

The consultation is open until 14 November.

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