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Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“The government is right to act swiftly, but proportionately, with the goal of keeping the economy open. Widening access to boosters will hopefully increase the UK’s resilience, building on the roll out of our world-leading vaccine programme. Clarity on the implementation and enforcement of new measures, like mask wearing will be vital so that the public and businesses can approach the run up to Christmas with confidence and certainty."
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“The landmark Union Connectivity Review has made some important recommendations which will help deliver a modern, integrated transport network. The creation of UKNET, offering strategic oversight to the whole transport network, along with multi-modal corridors and efforts to turn the UK into a sustainable aviation fuel powerhouse, will be particularly welcomed by business."
Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, said:
“Today’s decision strikes the right balance between managing the virus and protecting our economic recovery. But we cannot afford to lose sight of the fact that COVID-19 remains a threat. That means redoubling our efforts on mass rapid testing, maximising world-leading vaccine uptake, and continuing to deliver Covid-secure workplaces to keep staff and customers safe, and the economy open.”
Lord Bilimoria, CBI President CBE, DL, said the Leader of the Opposition’s commitments to sound public finances, the green economy and making Brexit work for business will be heard by firms up and down the country.
“As Labour advances its new - more consultative - ‘contract with business’, the CBI will play its part. In providing Sir Keir and his team with expert business insight, we can help Labour’s economic policies stay on the path of enabling growth rather than hampering it."
Tony Danker, CBI Director-General, said:
“What the Prime Minister set out today on EV charging is exactly the kind of detail we need to drive the necessary investment for a high-growth economy. That mix of high of ambition and focused detail can provide a blueprint for how government and business can work together to turn political aspiration into boardroom action."
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