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exclusive Just £3.8m of £10m 'wet pub' scheme was paid out in Northern Ireland

Exclusive: Big underspend in relief package for drink-only bars despite crisis in the trade

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Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster chief

Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster chief

Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster chief

Just over one-third of a £10m relief scheme released to support 'wet pubs' has been paid out, the Department for the Economy has revealed.

It comes as the hospitality industry marks one year on after pubs and bars first closed their doors to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the run-up to the first UK-wide lockdown.


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