In the Financial Secretary's 2017-18 Budget, some support measures were announced. Taking into account the hardship faced by the related trades and industries, short term measures will be introduced to waive the licence fees for restaurants and hawkers and fees for restricted food permits for one year. The concession period will last for one year, commencing on 1.7.2017 and ending on 30.6.2018 (both dates inclusive). The licence/permit applicants, licensees and permittees concerned will be notified of the details in writing.