Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the wedding industry is able to access suitable and affordable insurance for potential delays and cancellations due to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of John Glen John Glen Minister of State (Treasury) (City), The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Wedding operators may be eligible for assistance through the wider Government support package if they are in financial difficulty.

Ideally all firms would be able to purchase the insurance products they need on a market basis, but the Government recognises that in some exceptional circumstances that may not be possible. The Government is committed to ensuring firms have access to a range of financial products that suit their needs and is keeping this situation under review.

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