Most areas of the UK saw a ‘concerted and well-coordinated’ effort from local government to support communities and businesses during Covid-19 but recovery plans are being hampered by a lack of direction from central government, according to a new report.
A year on from being one of the first teams nationally to publish sequenced genomes of the Covid-19 virus, researchers at the University of Sheffield have released new findings which could shed light on why the UK variant is more infectious.
Responding to the news that phase 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown for England will go ahead on April 12, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:
The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with moneycorp, surveyed more than 1,000 UK firms to understand the impact of both Covid-19 and Brexit on UK businesses.
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: