Suffolk Chamber statement: reaction to today's House of Commons statement by the Prime Minister
“That Suffolk is in an area designated as Tier 1 will provide some breathing space for our business community, especially those companies in ‘at risk’ sectors such as hospitality.
“But with COVID-19 infection rates in the East rising steeply, it is absolutely imperative that the Government sorts out the test and trace system once and for all. With over six months to get it right, it is extremely worrying that Suffolk firms could once again be forced to close and pay the price for the Government’s failures in this regard. No amount of fiscal support – very welcome though the many schemes have been – is a substitute for a functioning UK economy.
“Suffolk Chamber expects the Government to start mapping out a clearer strategic response to the pandemic, working with local councils, and to stop relying on stop and start responses that only serve to sap business confidence and energy.”