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London First comments on PM's statement
12 October 2020
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement to the Commons on further restrictions, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“With further restrictions being imposed in other parts of the country and infection rates in the capital on the up, London may be on borrowed time.
“While the Government must balance public health with the wider economic and mental health of the nation, it should do everything possible to avoid another total lockdown.
“There needs to be an evidence-based approach on any measures implemented, with transparency on how they may be expected to reduce infection rates, and as much certainty as possible as to when these measures will be lifted. Fixing the poorly performing test and trace system is critical, alongside further action to support affected businesses, including extending business rates relief and the VAT cut.”
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