March 8, 2014
British gov't deems recovery of riot-affected businesses 'a top priority'
As the storm of rioting began to calm across the UK, the British government acted quickly to provide a solution for businesses that were affected during the course of violent attacks by rioters over the past week in different English cities. The British Secretary of State for Business sent out a communiqué stating that the recovery of riot-affected businesses was “a top priority” for the government.
As stated in the communiqué, “any individual, homeowner or business that has suffered damage to or loss of their buildings or property as a result of rioting, can seek compensation under the Riot Damages Act, even if uninsured.”
Vincent Cable mentioned that “the Government recognises that the impact on business will continue beyond this immediate recovery period, and we will continue to work together with business organisations to identify what longer term help is needed.”
The government has stated in the communiqué released on Friday that it will “defer tax payments” for those who have been affected the most, and also announced a £20 million support scheme destined to help those businesses to recover from the attacks.