'I haven't made any money since March': Pub bosses say they face disaster with a million jobs on the line if Tier 2 pubs are forced to serve 'substantial meals' to anyone wanting a drink | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'I haven't made any money since March': Pub bosses say they face disaster with a million jobs on the line if Tier 2 pubs are forced to serve 'substantial meals' to anyone wanting a drink

Ministers have been warned that clamping harsh restrictions on pubs and restaurants next month would be the 'final nail in the coffin' for thousands of venues and trigger a jobs bloodbath.

Hospitality bosses today railed against the tighter tiers system, which have been trailed ahead of an announcement by Boris Johnson, and said it represents an end to lockdown 'only in name'.

The Prime Minister is preparing to tack back to a strategy of carving the country up into three 'alert levels', depending on the prevalence of Covid-19 in the region, when the national lockdown ends in nine days.

Although the 10pm curfew will be scrapped, ministers are expected to usher in tougher curbs; in Tier 2, only pubs serving meals will be allowed to open, and in Tier 3 they can only serve takeaways.

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