Budapest Council Cuts Rents For Catering Businesses

  • 2 Oct 2020 9:40 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Budapest Council Cuts Rents For Catering Businesses
The local council of Budapest approved steep discounts on rents for catering businesses on city-owned premises at a meeting on Wednesday.

Council members voted to give catering businesses discounts on rent that match declines in revenue up to 90%, as long as they keep headcount around levels at the end of August.

The members voted to slash the outdoor table fees restaurants and bars pay the city by 90% until March 31, 2021.

The council also voted to reduce the dispatcher fee taxi drivers pay by 70%.

Budapest’s tourism and catering industry, which relies on foreign visitors for much of its business, has been hit hard by pandemic travel restrictions.

MTI Photo: Szilárd Koszticsák

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