The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has revealed a new survey of 200 businesses nationwide on the potential outcome as lockdown eases.

With members across the UK, key findings from the survey show that businesses believe they will be offering a 40-43% capacity after lockdown is lifted, with a huge 63.8% believing operating at this capacity will not be financially feasible, and further support may be needed.

It is also suggested an amount of £31,131 may be the average cost needed for businesses to restart post-lockdown, with only 55% of hospitality staff estimated to return.

Social distancing is also a worry for business owners as 93.8% state it could make their business unviable, while 70.8% believe that the public perception of the current crisis could have a prolonged effect on business.

Read the full report.