Wed 23 September 2020
Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce:
"The potential six month restrictions will be a huge blow to the business community. Businesses need absolute clarity on their obligations going forwards, an extension or replacement of the furlough scheme and other support schemes and a commitment that measures to maintain the strength of the economy are balanced with the needs of public health.
“There are many businesses that are exemplars, implementing the new measures, are Covid safe and they need our full support.
“It is important for businesses to determine with their employees what the relationship is between working from home and working in the office and this is a directive we have responded back to the Government with.”