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Restaurants, bars, cafés boosted by £1.2m in council assistance

SWANSEA hospitality businesses are benefiting with hundreds of thousands of pounds in council assistance to help outdoor trading.

This includes around £1.2m committed by Swansea Council to grants for outdoor furniture.

Other assistance for business has included the suspension of fees for pavement trading licences, saving traders more than £57,000.

Those running beer gardens on private land have been among those to benefit from council help.

The assistance has been delivered over the past 10 months. It helped businesses set up and trade quickly during the pandemic and through government restrictions – and it will help the city lead the way out of pandemic.

Council leader Rob Stewart said:

“We awarded street furniture grants of up to £8,000 to more than 200 businesses – and suspended outdoor trading fees at more than 100 premises.

“We know how important the hospitality business is to the people and economy of Swansea and we’re confident that this assistance will see our restaurants, bars, and cafés help the city to lead the way out of pandemic.”

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