Supermarket branches are encouraging customers to pay by card during the pandemic. Asda , Sainbury's and Morrisons have all issued updates on payments methods with most encouraging customers to stick to card transactions and contactless only. This comes after a recent report that a third of customers have had their cash payments rejected since the coronavirus pandemic has begun reports the MirrorOnline. Some 34 per cent of people told consumer group Which? Recent research from the Bank of England suggests the risks of catching coronavirus from banknotes is low. The Bank said "brief interactions" with cash are unlikely to spread the disease, providing customers are following government guidance such as wearing face coverings to minimise the spread of infection.
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It is close to the A2 , which follows an ancient British trackway which was used by the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons, and known as Watling Street. The Faversham name is of Latin via Old English origin, meaning "the metal-worker's village". There has been a settlement at Faversham since pre-Roman times, next to the ancient sea port on Faversham Creek. It was inhabited by the Saxons and mentioned in the Domesday book as Favreshant. The town was favoured by King Stephen who established Faversham Abbey , which survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in Subsequently, the town became an important seaport and established itself as a centre for brewing , and the Shepherd Neame Brewery , founded in , remains a significant major employer.
A widow has won a payout after solicitors proved her husband's cancer was caused by handling asbestos at his former job. Scott Morrison worked at railway depots - including Ramsgate and Chart Leacon in Ashford - from to , before passing away at the premature age of 56 in His death came only two months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by inhaled asbestos fibres, which forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Becoming ill in September , the father-of-three began regularly attending hospital for chest drains before the cancer diagnosis.
And unsurprisingly it is those involved in the tourism and hospitality trade which were most reliant on the government's Job Retention Scheme payments. Among them are Faversham -based Shepherd Neame , high-speed rail service Eurostar and Ashford-headquartered food supplier to the hospitality trade, Brakes. Each company in the country have the amount claimed in certain broad financial bands so it is not possible to see exactly how much each firm relied on the support package. Jo James, chief executive of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, which represents firms across the county, said: "The furlough scheme has been a lifeline for so many businesses across the county. Head to our business page for all of the latest news about businesses in Kent.