Covid-19: Update from Visit Chichester

Message from ​the Visit Chichester Chairman, Francis Hobbs As an industry, we are facing unprecedented times. Many things are looking uncertain and the challenges that l​ie ahead may well be some of the most difficult we have faced in a generation. Priorities ​must be to ensure families, friends, colleagues and teams are ​as safe ​as possible. ​I am afraid many questions may remain unanswered for some time yet ​whilst we all come to terms with the real impact ​of Covid-19 on ​all our businesses. While times are indeed looking difficult, it’s important now​, more than ever​, that we pull...
Posted on March 18th 2020Category: Blog

£330 billion rescue package announced for businesses affected by Covid-19

The Government has announced a £330 billion financial rescue package to support and protect businesses affected by COVID-19 including those in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. This includes: £330 billion of government-backed loans and guarantees that will be available from next week A package of support for airports and airlines to be announced in the coming days by the Secretary of State for Transport Stated Government actions are sufficient to trigger payments for those businesses with pandemic insurance For the hospitality and leisure sector there will be a business rates...
Posted on March 18th 2020Category: General News