The BCC is urging the government to give businesses much greater clarity on its roadmap out of lockdown as firms continue to suffer.
Sheffield Council have launched a £2m Economic Recovery Fund to kick start projects that will help high streets recover from the impact of the restrictions on trading imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield are looking into the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economic health of local businesses across South Yorkshire.
Responding to news of the plan to drop restrictions on which businesses can access free testing, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:
Results from the latest BCC survey on the impact of Coronavirus on businesses show they have been pushed to the brink by the effect of multiple lockdowns.
Smart hand sanitisers that can provide data on workplace hand hygiene are being trialled across the country, as part of research by the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds into how best to engage people with the latest Covid-19 workplace hygiene guidance.
Through their connections within the aviation sector, Universal Office Products have acquired access to a large amount of Covid-19 Rapid Tests, which are on re-sale right now.
The latest Business Distress Index from Real Business Rescue has revealed the number of SMEs in significant distress* now stands at 620,000 - an increase of 76,000 in Q4 2020 - putting 2.8 million jobs under threat.