What are we doing?
The aim of this crowdfunding exercise is very simple: to help some good friends weather a terrible situation, which they could not have foreseen and over which they have no control.
How did this come about?
Pebbles Hospitality,their management company, went into administration, without having registered the Talbot team as employees, despite deducting income tax and NI from their pay.
And what does this mean?
As a result of this, none of them is recognised by HMRC as an employee and therefore none of them is eligible for the furlough payment of 80% of their normal pay.
Gareth and Amanda and their staff, Loretta, Jackie and Mike have not been paid a penny, since early March.
What can we do?
If you are kind and generous enough to make some sort of payment - regular or a one-off - this money will go to the team to share out for as long as this project continues.
What's in it for me?
That's it. Just the knowledge that you will have helped your friends in their time of great need.