02 July 2020
Tracy Black, CBI Scotland Director, said:
“Easing social distancing rules will make a substantial difference to the viability of thousands of firms in Scotland. The move will also have a material impact across sectors such as leisure, tourism and hospitality that are desperate to get back on their feet.
“As these sectors and others start re-opening, the safety of staff and customers must come first to maintain confidence.
“With the easing of restrictions taking place at different speeds across the UK, political leaders must work in partnership to minimise confusion and maximise collaboration.
“Meanwhile, planning must take place now for a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery. The Scottish and UK Governments must do everything they can to accelerate efforts to protect jobs, livelihoods and future prosperity, including extending and evolving business support programmes.”