Barry has written to Rishi Sunak regarding the inadequate Government support for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Industry.
The Government promised to do “whatever it takes” to combat the economic and health impacts of Covid-19. Therefore, the latest announcement that Government has allocated just £3.3m to the London Borough of Brent is pitiful.
There are 9,000 businesses in Brent that might reasonably qualify under the government’s published criteria. Simple arithmetic dictates that on this basis, each firm could expect no more than £366. This is nowhere near the sums of £10,000 or £25,000 that businesses were led to expect.
You can see Barry’s letter in full here.