England lockdown end date confusion: ‘We’ve lost a day of trade’

With only nine days to go, it was too late for Becky, 40, to bring the reopening date forward – her staff rota was finalised and everything else had been geared towards opening on Thursday. The pub’s takings on a normal Wednesday in December would be up to £2,000, but Becky is matter-of-fact about losing out on a day’s trading. “When you’ve been shut for 130 days in a year, 131 is… [just] one day,” she said.

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