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Ballycastle hotelier's relief over new winter jobs support scheme

Co-owner says Chancellor's package will help Ballycastle business survive, but others critical

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Funding fillip: Colum McLornan is co-owner of Marine Hotel

Funding fillip: Colum McLornan is co-owner of Marine Hotel

Marine Hotel

The co-owner of a hotel on the north coast has said the Chancellor's latest economic plan and new jobs support scheme will help it get through winter.

But one industry group warned that the measures will not do enough to preserve jobs in the tourism sector, where many posts are not viable at present due to coronavirus restrictions.

As part of the winter economic plan, Rishi Sunak announced a new job support scheme involving a Government subsidy of part-time wages to replace the coronavirus job retention scheme (furlough).