Pub landlords Rob and Donna Taylor said a weight had been lifted from their shoulders after the Government announced its ambitious plan to pay staff wages. The couple, who run The Compasses Inn in rural Kent, said the stimulus package could prove ‘massive’ for the survival of small businesses. Despite expecting to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak, Mr Taylor, 38, said he was ‘shellshocked’ when Boris Johnson ordered the closure of Britain’s pubs yesterday. Pub landlords Rob and Donna Taylor said a weight had been lifted from their shoulders after the Government announced its ambitious plan to pay staff wages He said: ‘It’s a massive shock and we are still trying to figure out exactly what it will mean for us.’ The Taylors had kept their award-winning gastropub, outside Canterbury, open this week in an attempt to pay the wages of their three full-time staff and other part-time workers. Mrs Taylor, 45, said the move provoked a ‘backlash’ from some, but they mitigated concern by implementing social-distancing measures and training in how to deal with the virus. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mother from London, 37, is stuck in Peru with her… British woman, 20, stuck in Peru on… Read full this story
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