Dave Mountford, co-founder of the Forum of British Pubs discusses with Phil McCauley from Labour Business TV, how the current health crisis has crystallised the mounting difficulties pubs had already been facing, as well as solutions that would help save many pubs.
Labour Business Chair Hamish Sandison makes the health case for extending the Brexit transition, arguing that while there’s a strong economic argument for a Brexit delay, there is an even stronger health argument – not to stop Brexit but to concentrate on tackling the virus first.
A package of measures has been offered to the self-employed with the offer of grants of up-to £2,500 being offered. (Also, there has been agreed delay in the payment of VAT, which should help many companies with their cash-flow). This is in-line with what is being offered to companies to furlough their employees. However, there has been a slight difference in presentation of this offer. Employers are being offered sums to pay their employees to safe guard jobs.