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More markets are closing across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia as local councils respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Demand plummeting to zero, incomes collapsing, supply chains disrupted and businesses closing or freezing spending.

The chief executive of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has responded to the Government’s announcement this afternoon about financial suppport for the self-employed.

Entrepreneur Mick George – who controls a company with up to 20 subsidiaries –has posted record profits for the past year.

All road projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough run by the county and city council have been halted.

A massive ‘war chest’ has been given to Fenland District Council by the Government that will see hundreds of small businesses receive grants of up to £25,000 from early April.

The UK has gone into lockdown – but many staff are confused about where they stand when it comes to going to work and what happens when they get there.

Fourteen people have already walked through the doors of The Rosmini Centre today after being laid off because of the coronavirus lockdown. They’re now desperately looking for work.

We understand that these are uncertain and worrying times for businesses, but we still believe in the importance of celebrating their achievements.

Today we face an unexpected new future, and, in many ways, we all must face it alone. It’s up to every one of us to do our best to keep safe for our loved ones, for our neighbours, for our community, for our country, and for ourselves.

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