In an effort to prevent further lockdown restrictions, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is leading a revolt against new rules that could see thousands of bars and restaurants ordered to close.

Two of the country’s biggest brewers and pub operators, Joseph Holt and JW Lees, are involved, alongside a further 10 hospitality businesses and organisations.

The new restrictions have now hit large swathes of the north of England where the Covid-19 infection rate is growing fastest.

Read more: