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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2020, 04:13:39 PM »
Season ticket holders have already done that Stan, will they be refunded?

I would hope season tickets holders wonít look for any monies to be returned.  The same as sponsors, based advertisers etc.  Itís not the Clubs fault that the season has ended.

The ones that really should hang their head in shame are those who cheated the club by obtaining entry at Under 16 admission rates.  Wasnít there also one Supporter of the club who obtained free admission as a helper to a blue badge holder, even when the blue badge holder didnít attend.   Lowest of the low


Whilst the behaviour of those individuals is reprehensible, financially it won't be as significant as Johnson denying the entertainment industry the chance to claim through insurance. Blaming the people who cheated their tickets is a bit like blaming benefit cheats for problems in the economy when benefit fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to the money Johnson's mates swindle away from the taxpayer. It would be a terrible irony if some Lynn fans voted for Johnson only to see his insurance decision bring the club we all love, crashing to the ground.

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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 04:38:00 PM »
The government advised leisure businesses to close voluntarily prompting a public backlash that firms wonít be able to claim for business interruption as it isnít a closure order. The vast majority of companies wonít have bought cover that protects them in the event of business interruption caused by the coronavirus, according to experts. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) confirmed to Insurance Age: ďIrrespective of whether or not the Government order closure of a business, the vast majority of firms wonít have purchased cover that will enable them to claim on their insurance to compensate for their business being closed by the Coronavirus.Ē

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 04:42:53 PM »
The government advised leisure businesses to close voluntarily prompting a public backlash that firms wonít be able to claim for business interruption as it isnít a closure order. The vast majority of companies wonít have bought cover that protects them in the event of business interruption caused by the coronavirus, according to experts. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) confirmed to Insurance Age: ďIrrespective of whether or not the Government order closure of a business, the vast majority of firms wonít have purchased cover that will enable them to claim on their insurance to compensate for their business being closed by the Coronavirus.Ē

If Bobbins had still been involved, would we have had such cover in place?   :laughcry:
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 04:45:16 PM »
The government advised leisure businesses to close voluntarily prompting a public backlash that firms wonít be able to claim for business interruption as it isnít a closure order. The vast majority of companies wonít have bought cover that protects them in the event of business interruption caused by the coronavirus, according to experts. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) confirmed to Insurance Age: ďIrrespective of whether or not the Government order closure of a business, the vast majority of firms wonít have purchased cover that will enable them to claim on their insurance to compensate for their business being closed by the Coronavirus.Ē
Well, insurance companies would say that wouldn't they! If the government ordered closures the picture changes and that's why they won't!

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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 04:49:31 PM »
If Companies ainít covered, then they ainít covered. 

Letís see what Boris is going to throw at the problem.   Whatever amount it is, it wonít be enough and of course will have to be paid back by the tax payer over the next number of years.

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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2020, 04:57:28 PM »
If Companies ainít covered, then they ainít covered. 

Letís see what Boris is going to throw at the problem.   Whatever amount it is, it wonít be enough and of course will have to be paid back by the tax payer over the next number of years.
Many would be covered but only if the government ordered closures regardless of the cause.

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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2020, 05:09:01 PM »
From the Club.

 17, 2020
As you will be aware the National League suspended it's three leagues until at least April 3rd 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus,  on Monday evening.
 
With four home league games remaining to be played , and with no guarantee that these games will be completed in the near future, the club is facing a lack of income from gate money, match day hospitality and catering , programme and merchandise sales along with numerous events in the Blue & Gold Clubroom which are being cancelled in wake of the latest advice from the government. With all of this combined we estimate a total shortfall of around £100,000 which is required to pay wages and various other bills associated with running a business. Club chairman Stephen Cleeve has agreed to cover some of the shortfall himself but cannot commit to being able to cover the rest at this time.
 
It is with this is mind that we are asking that if people who have purchased tickets for the Brackley game, or coach travel to Kettering, are able to give this money  to the club as a donation we would be most appreciative. Refunds are available by contacting  Zoe Sandle via email (zoe.sandle@kltown.co.uk) by Friday March 20th  at 3pm.
 
We are also selling off the Southport match programmes for £3 inc P+P . A link will shortly be live on this site ( follow the match ticket link ) to purchase and you will need to send a Stamp addressed envelope to Mark Hearle, King's Lynn Town FC , The Walks Stadium, Tennyson Road, King's Lynn PE 30 5PB.
 
For all other queries and enquiries at this time contact Mark Hearle via e - mail at mark@kltown.co.uk

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2020, 05:24:52 PM »
From the Club.

 17, 2020
As you will be aware the National League suspended it's three leagues until at least April 3rd 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus,  on Monday evening.
 
With four home league games remaining to be played , and with no guarantee that these games will be completed in the near future, the club is facing a lack of income from gate money, match day hospitality and catering , programme and merchandise sales along with numerous events in the Blue & Gold Clubroom which are being cancelled in wake of the latest advice from the government. With all of this combined we estimate a total shortfall of around £100,000 which is required to pay wages and various other bills associated with running a business. Club chairman Stephen Cleeve has agreed to cover some of the shortfall himself but cannot commit to being able to cover the rest at this time.
 
It is with this is mind that we are asking that if people who have purchased tickets for the Brackley game, or coach travel to Kettering, are able to give this money  to the club as a donation we would be most appreciative. Refunds are available by contacting  Zoe Sandle via email (zoe.sandle@kltown.co.uk) by Friday March 20th  at 3pm.
 
We are also selling off the Southport match programmes for £3 inc P+P . A link will shortly be live on this site ( follow the match ticket link ) to purchase and you will need to send a Stamp addressed envelope to Mark Hearle, King's Lynn Town FC , The Walks Stadium, Tennyson Road, King's Lynn PE 30 5PB.
 
For all other queries and enquiries at this time contact Mark Hearle via e - mail at mark@kltown.co.uk
Just listened to the Chancellor and I have to say it sounded bloody impressive in terms of support. Would have to look at the details but it was so bold and supportive it could turn me Conservative. What's the impact for the club I wonder?

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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2020, 05:26:11 PM »
With you there Stan.  Well done Sunak and Johnson.  Promise of more to follow

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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2020, 05:43:19 PM »
Stan what kind of support  is that can you explain why you would you say It

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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2020, 05:45:48 PM »
Stan what kind of support  is that can you explain why you would you say It
Not with you?

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2020, 05:48:20 PM »
Stan what kind of support  is that can you explain why you would you say It

Its 15% of our GDP (and that's just to start with).

That's a hell of a lot of support and commitment.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2020, 05:54:36 PM »
Stan what kind of support  is that can you explain why you would you say It

Its 15% of our GDP (and that's just to start with).

That's a hell of a lot of support and commitment.
Yeah, mainly through loans; some grants; permanent deferral of business rates; companies able to claim through insurance and something about Tower Hamlets!
B & G, I think that last one was from you :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2020, 06:01:52 PM »
25k Grant ( not loan) makes a decent dent that Stephen Cleeve needs to get him to the end of the summer.  Hopefully the players and other staff will help Stephen make a further dent in that 100k figure.  Supporters can play their part.

Any ideas on how the Club could raise further funds online and also connect  and interact with the fans?

Online Quiz ?  Online fans forum ?  Both allowing the fans to pay/donate.Maybe Mark can organise it Iím sure he canít have a lot on his plate at the mo.




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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2020, 06:12:38 PM »
25k Grant ( not loan) makes a decent dent that Stephen Cleeve needs to get him to the end of the summer.  Hopefully the players and other staff will help Stephen make a further dent in that 100k figure.  Supporters can play their part.

Any ideas on how the Club could raise further funds online and also connect  and interact with the fans?

Online Quiz ?  Online fans forum ?  Both allowing the fans to pay/donate.Maybe Mark can organise it Iím sure he canít have a lot on his plate at the mo.
I still think fans could buy tickets for the remaining games, although I realise that some will have financial problems if their own.