01 April 2021
Ian Price, CBI Wales Director, said:
"Businesses across Wales will welcome the publication of a route map for economic restart that puts safety first. Unless people feel safe, employees won't return to work, customers will stay away and the restart will falter, putting people’s livelihoods at further risk.
“We know from experience that the economy can’t be turned on and off like a light switch, meaning that a challenging and uncertain few months still lie ahead. Every effort should be made to support businesses as they seek to get back up and running following such a long-term break in trading.
“While businesses recognise that timings may vary based on scientific evidence, the principles and guidance that underpin the restart should be transparent and as consistent as possible across the UK – that means staying in line with the UK Government wherever possible to avoid divergence.
"A unified approach to reopening the economy – involving the UK and Welsh governments, business and employee representatives – is vital to instilling public confidence and getting the economy back on its feet.”