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Tory branches claimed the most, with the party defending the funding as "in line with government guidance".
Tomahawk Steakhouse has faced criticism for asking employees to help cover pension and national insurance contributions.
In a landmark case on Friday the Supreme Court ruled that insurers must pay out £1.2 billion to some 370,000 businesses.
Dave Lewis has been made a Sir for transforming the finances of the supermarket giant.
The latest ONS figures show that the number of payroll employees in the UK has dropped by 819,000 since the start of Covid-19.
Night Time Industries Association warns: "People are not going to allow the government to curtail their celebrations."
"Boris and co have done nothing for the north," said the owner of the pub in New Brighton, Merseyside, following its closure under the tier 3 rules.
High street fashion giant Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group told staff lockdown had a massive impact on sales.
Exclusive: Ministers fear pubs and restaurants are being "crippled" and that there are no health benefits to the 10pm curfew.
Almost all of Costa's 2,700 UK stores were forced to close for six weeks during lockdown.