16 March 2020
Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“Many businesses have already started rolling out plans for their staff to work from home under the present circumstances.
“With this latest Government advice, every single business is now accelerating efforts to support people to work remotely.
“But for many occupations, working from home is simply not possible. Businesses and the Government must keep considering how people can be supported if they follow public health advice to self-isolate, but are unable to work.
“And then there are sectors already coming under significant stress that will need a step change in support from the Government in the coming days. As people stop travelling and avoid social activities in public places, firms ranging from airlines to cinemas, pubs and restaurants will face real pressures.”