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Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has publicly welcomed the aims and intentions contained within the Government’s ambitious White Paper on further education, which was published late last month.
“At one level, how Suffolk Chamber organises itself might seem remote from the day-to-day needs of our members. But through this rolling programme of internal improvements, we believe that we are better able to both support and represent our valued members' interests in a rapidly-changing world.”
The latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – for the last three months of 2020 - shows that the rebound from the previous quarter has continued, albeit at a slower pace, prompting the business body to redouble its calls for a 12-month Government support package.
“Suffolk’s business community is crying out for the Government to get a strategic grip on the COVID19 pandemic and its devastating economic and social consequences.
“Today’s £4bn support package announced by Rishi Sunak will certainly go some way to reducing the full impact of the new lockdown on businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in the short-term.
“Being placed in Tier 2 was what most Suffolk businesses were probably expecting. This does represent progress on the national lockdown situation for many businesses in the hospitality, retail, leisure and personal care sectors. But we seem to be many months away from a return to full-on trading conditions.
“The figures revealed by the chancellor show the full impact of COVID19 on the UK economy.
Construction of Lowestoft’s Gull Wing will get underway early in 2021, following final approval of the scheme today (Wednesday 25 November 2020) by the Government.
National restrictions continue to significantly affect businesses across the country and there is an enormous pressure on their financial situation.
Gareth Davies, Head of Sizewell C Supply Chain Engagement comments on SZC Consultation.