29 January 2021
Ian Price, CBI Wales Director, said:
“With public health the number one priority as we seek to significantly lower transmission, business understands the rationale for further extension of lockdown restrictions.
“News of additional business support through the Economic Resilience Fund for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses is clearly welcome, but we must recognise that the economic impact of the pandemic is being felt across all parts of the business community.
“Getting funds as quickly as possible to those firms that need them most remains key to protecting jobs and livelihoods. Longer term business is looking to the Welsh and UK governments to work together to provide certainty around business support over the coming weeks and months – including extending the successful Job Retention Scheme until at least the end of June.”