UPDATE[21/12/2021,3PM]: The Chancellor has announced an additional £1bn in financial support for the hospitality and leisure sectors, once we have more details, we’ll inform our businesses.
We have co-signed a joint letter from the Chief Executive and Leader of Lambeth Council and other South Lambeth Business Improvement Districts to call on the Chancellor to provide urgent financial support to businesses who are again fighting for survival because of the surge in Covid-19 infections. Cllr Holland has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to request urgent financial help to businesses in the hospitality sector who would suffer during periods of increased Covid-19 restrictions.
She was joined by Gianluca Rizzo, Managing Director Brixton BID; Louise Abbotts BID Manager InStreatham; and Nic Durston Chief Executive South Bank BID & South Bank Employers Group. Charlotte Ashworth, BID manager for the Station to Station BID in West Norwood also backed the letter along with Jeremy Keates, manager of This is Clapham BID, Vauxhall One chief executive Bernard Collier and Natalie Raben, chief executive of WeAreWaterloo.
They wrote: “As infection rates rise across both London and the rest of the country, people are aware and supportive of the measures and restrictions that need to be taken by Government to ensure the safety of those most vulnerable in society.
“But we also understand that to best follow these measures, businesses that rely on footfall will need support in place to survive this period … we urge government to urgently introduce more discretionary business rates funding and Additional Restrictions Grant resources now to support businesses.”
A letter and campaign supported by us at the BID. We're having urgent crisis talks with @lambeth_council today in the hope that we can secure proper support for our hospitality businesses in #Streatham during this crisis. https://t.co/dGvEOteru2
— Streatham BID (@instreatham) December 17, 2021
Please visit our website www.instreatham.com/rescue-recover-reform to see what COVID resources are available to you, including 15% off PPE at Mediworld, free Lateral Flow tests and safety posters for your premises.