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London First comments on the Prime Minister’s lockdown announcement
31 October 2020
Commenting in the Prime Minister’s statement announcing new lockdown measures across England, Jasmine Whitbread, CEO of London First, said:
“If the Government believes we need this tough action now to save lives then we must accept it, but the impact on many businesses of a further lockdown will be severe.
“Extending the furlough scheme throughout November is the right thing to do, but parallel measures must be put in place to support the self-employed, and business rate and VAT reliefs should be extended into 2021.
“The Government has rightly acknowledged the importance of keeping schools, colleges and universities open, which is vital in ensuring parents can work and the next generation is not held back.”
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