Ben Leung (centre), charter president, Licensed Bar and Club Association of Hong Kong and members of LBCA express dissatisfaction over the government's decision of cutting the number of customers permitted per table from four to two in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 14, 2020. Photo: Winson Wong Ben Leung (centre), charter president, Licensed Bar and Club Association of Hong Kong and members of LBCA express dissatisfaction over the government's decision of cutting the number of customers permitted per table from four to two in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 14, 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
Ben Leung (centre), charter president, Licensed Bar and Club Association of Hong Kong and members of LBCA express dissatisfaction over the government's decision of cutting the number of customers permitted per table from four to two in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 14, 2020. Photo: Winson Wong

Long wait for help: Hong Kong’s stricken businesses say red tape is delaying critical Covid-19 subsidies

  • Bars, gyms, beauty services forced to suspend business because of pandemic among the hardest hit
  • Government agencies say they’re working as fast as they can, but need to check claims carefully

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Ben Leung (centre), charter president, Licensed Bar and Club Association of Hong Kong and members of LBCA express dissatisfaction over the government's decision of cutting the number of customers permitted per table from four to two in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 14, 2020. Photo: Winson Wong Ben Leung (centre), charter president, Licensed Bar and Club Association of Hong Kong and members of LBCA express dissatisfaction over the government's decision of cutting the number of customers permitted per table from four to two in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 14, 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
Ben Leung (centre), charter president, Licensed Bar and Club Association of Hong Kong and members of LBCA express dissatisfaction over the government's decision of cutting the number of customers permitted per table from four to two in Tsim Sha Tsui on November 14, 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
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