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SIBA warns 'Breweries and
wet led pubs are once again being left behind by the Chancellor's measures'
RESPONDING to the Chancellor
Rishi Sunak's Coronavirus financial support announcement, James Calder, Chief
Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers:- "The Chancellorís
announcement that a new job support scheme for people in work will be introduced
from November is welcome and will protect jobs, however it does not address the
serious issues facing the brewing and hospitality industries which have been
amongst the worst impacted by Coronavirus. Without targeted support for the
beer, brewing and broader hospitality industry, which has been specifically
targeted by new restrictions, then we will see widespread business closures of
breweries and pubs. Breweries have not had access to any of the business grants
available to other hospitality businesses during Coronavirus and to avoid
further business closures it essential that a targeted support package is
introduced by Government. Equally whilst the extension of the VAT cut for
hospitality is welcome for many pubs, it does not apply to beer or alcohol sales
so is not available to wet led community pubs which do not serve food. Breweries
and wet led pubs are once again being left behind by the Chancellor's measures
and without urgent support many will not survive the vital Christmas period."
Responding to Chancellor
Rishi Sunak's Winter Economic Plan
RESPONDING to Chancellor Rishi
Sunak's Winter Economic Plan, the Director of Centre for Labour and Social
Dr Faiza Shaheen said:- "Rishi Sunak's statement today will prove too
little too late for those who have already lost their jobs,and for the sector's
hardest hit. It also lacked critical details about how his so-called plan will
create new 'viable' jobs. What Britain needs is a real budget that sets out how
departmental spending would boost a recovery, generate jobs and provide real
'level up' equality. Instead, the budget has been cancelled. We need more vision
and a real industrial strategy. Instead what we keep getting is a short term
plaster over a long term gaping wound in the economy. The Conservative's
approach to the economy is increasingly looking chaotic and reactionary, to the
detriment of our livelihoods and this country's long term economic health."
"Chancellor's new Winter Economic Plan marks significant step forward, but more
help needed" say FSB
RESPONDING to Chancellor Rishi Sunak on the
Governmentís the speech about the new Winter Economic Plan, Michael Sandys,
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Area Leader for Liverpool City Region,
said:- "There are many measures to welcome here that will make a real
difference. It's particularly encouraging to see that all small businesses will
be able to access the new job support scheme without facing excessive paperwork,
with a guarantee of help for the next 6 months. News of the 'Pay as You Grow'
approach will mean relief for hundreds of thousands of firms, giving them the
confidence to invest and hire today rather than tomorrow, providing a crucial
option to suspend repayments for 6 months. We called for an extension to the
deadline for emergency finance facilities and that extension has rightly been
delivered today. The assurance on credit ratings will be hugely welcomed by many
worried small business owners. On the tax side, the greater space being promised
on deferrals and the maintenance of the 5% VAT rate for hard hit sectors are
much needed, promising to shore up demand for firms that are especially
struggling. The extended deadlines for deferrals of VAT and self assessment tax
bills will help avoid cliff edges in the future. We look forward to more details
on the successor to the self employment income support scheme. Itís right to
provide support to the self employed equivalent to that offered to employees,
and the scheme should be opened up to those excluded from the first round of
support measures. We are concerned that the Chancellor had nothing to say today
on support for those who were left out of the first round of support measures,
not least the newly self employed and company directors. The Government urgently
needs to come forward with an emergency relief package for these groups which
have dutifully paid their taxes and deserve help too. Equally, local lockdown
grants in all four nations should now be extended to firms forced to closed that
were counting on reopening in the coming weeks, but now face the most difficult
of winters. Today's statement is a very welcome and significant step forward,
but there must be more to come."
Total UK cases COVID19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 6,634 cases and the
total number now stand at 416,363, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 40 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,902.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
1,542. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 228. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 266.
In England, there are a total of 358,557 confirmed cases.
North West - total of:- 73,988 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
with Darwen, 2,475 confirmed cases.
Blackpool, 1,307 confirmed cases.
Bolton, 4,283 confirmed cases.
Bury, 2,334 confirmed cases.
Cheshire East, 2,767 confirmed cases.
Cheshire West and Chester, 2,505
Preston, 2,012 confirmed cases.
2,495 confirmed cases.
Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that
occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed
positive Covid19 test. Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
Previous 24hr Data
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