LEGAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Food firms call for targeted extension of rent holiday

Restaurants are at a “critical risk” of eviction, companies argue.

Chief executives of food firms have written to the government, calling for a targeted extension of the rent holiday for restaurants in city centres and for those in areas under lockdown, BBC reported.

In April, the government introduced a moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent, which was then extended until 30 September.

The bosses, including Will Shu of Deliveroo, Alasdair Murdoch, the UK chief executive of Burger King, and Julian Metcalfe of Itsu, also said landlords should not be able to claim full back-rent when the moratorium ends.

"There is a critical risk that many restaurants will face eviction proceedings from 1 October," the signatories said.

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