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London First comments on Prime Minister's statement of further restrictions
22 September 2020
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement on further restrictions, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“While public health must be the priority, discouraging people from returning to covid-secure workplaces risks derailing an already fragile recovery.
“The new restrictions must be regularly reviewed to minimise the damage to the economy while safeguarding the health of the nation in the round – not just physical health, but mental health and our economic health.
“The Government needs to move from rhetoric to delivery over test and trace, sharpen the clarity and consistency of its messaging and provide urgent support to affected businesses. Extending business rates relief and a targeted version of the furlough scheme would help those hardest hit in leisure, retail and hospitality.”
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