30 December 2020
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“Increasing infection numbers, coupled with the identification of the new Covid-19 variant, means the Government must act to protect public health.
“But tightening restrictions across many areas provides a torrid end to an already tough year for many businesses.
“There is now a growing need to re-evaluate Government support in January to ensure firms can survive through to the Spring and beyond.
“While the vaccine rollout and efforts to increase mass rapid testing offer hope going into 2021, it is clear challenges will continue well into next year. Steadfast support should continue to help struggling firms and lay the foundations for the economic recovery.”