Dorset Chamber offers support across all businesses in county

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling has written to the Prime Minister highlighting the need for Government support across the county.

In the letter he thanks the Chancellor’s swift and decisive action to support businesses in the Budget and in recent days. And while this is an unprecedented situation there are huge concerns within the Dorset business community regarding the impact of Covid-19.

Ian Girling says: “It’s evident the consequences of the containment actions are already being severely felt by businesses across Dorset and the UK. It is vital that the Government continues to recognise that support for businesses, particularly smaller businesses, will need to go further.

“Ease of access to support without bureaucracy will be essential. It is also vital the Government has a very clear focus on ensuring all support initiatives can be made available without delay. Cash flow has already become a major issue and the Government will need to do all it can to assist businesses regarding liquidity by both injecting cash into the economy and also helping to reduce costs. This is also essential in helping businesses to try and plan in a highly unpredictable environment.”

The letter has been signed by a number of Dorset chambers of commerce, including Dorchester, Weymouth & Portland, Sherborne and Bridport.

The whole of the Dorset Chamber team has been deployed to help wherever they can.  Its coronavirus support is open to all businesses across Dorset.

Dorset Chamber has guidance and updates on the latest impacts on its website.