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Government urged to involve business in reopening plans

 Government urged to involve business in reopening plans

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to urge the Government to work with the private sector to develop a strategy for reopening the economy after the national lockdown. The CBI has requested details on current plans, including details on what economic activity will be considered high or low-risk, the possibility of a return to tiered restrictions, and the conditions that will need to be met for restrictions to be lifted. The CBI’s director-general Tony Danker says there is “huge appetite among businesses to help the government create and deliver a roadmap out of lockdown that lasts, has national consensus and kick-starts our economic recovery as 2021 unfolds”, and has also requested more details on how officials will lay out “bespoke” reopening plans for the hardest-hit sectors.

Read more: City AM


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