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Rent holidays ending for some restaurants

Food firms have written to the government asking for support as a stand-off with landlords looms over rent holidays.
Companies such as Deliveroo called for a targeted extension of the commercial evictions ban, which was introduced at the height of the pandemic.
Revo, which represents landlords, said well-known firms were "getting away with not paying their rent".
The government said it was "working closely" with landlords and tenants.
In April the government introduced a moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent, which was then extended until 30 September.
In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, chief executives of these firms called for a targeted extension of the rent holiday for restaurants in city centres and for those in areas under lockdown.
"There is a critical risk that many restaurants will face eviction proceedings from 1 October," the signatories said.
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