Suffolk Chamber statement: today's announcement from the Chancellor
Andy Walker, head of policy & research:
“Businesses will certainly welcome the additional extended wage support and grants being made available due to local restrictions and lockdowns - as that will keep the engines running.
“But what our members are looking for is the opportunity to get into gear and move forward with a degree of certainty and that needs a clear long-term strategy from the Government. At the moment, there really doesn’t seem to be a Plan A leave alone a Plan B, based on whether and when a vaccine will be found. It is obvious that the pandemic has fundamentally jolted the economy and businesses need the Government to outline how it will boost the growth sectors and support the workforces in those that are structurally struggling to confidently reskill and retrain into other roles.”