08 May 2020
Ian Price, CBI Wales Director, said:
“Putting people’s health first - phasing the easing of lockdown measures - is the only way to restart the economy. And wherever possible, the United Kingdom should act in concert.
“New government guidance on workplace safely and when it might be safe to reopen will allow business be as ready as possible for when restart begins. This should come hand in hand with the latest thinking on schools, transport, testing, and how economic support will evolve.
“Getting Wales back to work will minimise the impact on livelihoods from a crisis that has shaken the global economy. It must be done gradually, based on science, to avoid a devastating second wave and retain public confidence. Moving too far, too fast could set back the economic restart.
“Only by employers, employees and unions working together with government will we begin to build back better, setting out a vision for the future of our economy based on fairness and sustainability.”