Pat Murphy wrote:Boris asks people to avoid pubs etc.
If he had Ordered us to close, we might have a claim on insurance. Asking us means we have to voluntarily close. We lose the ability to claim.
I know it pales against loss of life and my thoughts are with those bereived, but this country will need business to pick up the pieces when all this is over. Say what you like about France and Macron but he has backed business completely tonight. "Nobody will be made bankrupt from Covid19"
Over to you Boris, Richy et al.
Worst few days in 15 years.
Update on my situation:
Early morning phone call confirmed two things, firstly, I would be covered if UK Gov had specified closure and not the wishy washy avoid status. At that point not so good news.
Secondly, more welcome news was the confirmation, finally from Welsh Assembly on Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR), that we would receive the same as England. A full 100% Business Rate Holiday for 1 year.
So now we had to wait for a shot in the arm from The Chancellor, especially after President Macron pumped 300 Billion Euro into French Business. Now I'm no fan of Boris' government, especially over Brexit, but credit where it's due, Mr Sunak appears to have delivered....credit....lots of it and he also "clarified" the position on Insurance for Business Interruption. That lifted the spirits further and then further measures, which may help us as well. So you might think I would be "I'm alright Jack". Not a bit of it, he needs to act further for Gig economy workers, Home Renters, SSP etc etc. Added to that a nasty rumour about a lack of Protective Equipment for Medical staff in hospitals. Logistical shortages, it is to be hoped. Let's just say not all in the garden is Richy, sorry Rosy
If I have one worry in all of today's events, it's the sheer scale of what is proposed. Just how bad things might be is demonstrated by the size of the bridge finance proposed so far. I fear we are in for a time far tougher than any seen in my lifetime.
One further personal item of good news, my parents made it out of France on the last boat from St Malo for a while.
A day on the phone to my Insurance company tomorrow. Stay safe everyone.