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‘Government hangs hospitality laundries out to dry – again’ – TSA

Published 25th May, 2021 by Neil Nixon

‘Government hangs hospitality laundries out to dry – again’ – TSA

The restart grants are great news for hospitality and other businesses - but not for commercial laundries, says the Textile Services Association. Again, the laundries that hospitality venues rely on have been ignored by government.

Now the TSA, which represents commercial laundries in the UK, has written to BEIS (the department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to demand an explanation.

"We didn't get lockdown grants, we didn't get business rates relief, we didn't get the VAT reduction," said David Stevens, CEO of the TSA (pictured). "Now we're not getting the restart grants either. It's like Groundhog Day, only much worse. We're suffering, we need support, and we're not getting it, while other business are. It's so unfair."

Stevens points out that the commercial laundries that supply the hospitality industry have seen their business drop by 90% or more.

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