BCC responds to announcement of new lockdown business support

5th January 2021

Commenting on the support measures for business announced by the Chancellor, BCC Director General, Adam Marshall said:

"While this immediate cash flow support for business is welcome, itis not going to be enough to save many firms. We need to see a clear support package for the whole of 2021, not just another  incremental intervention.  

“The government must move away from this drip-feed approach and set out a long-term plan that allows all businesses of all shapes and sizes to plan, and ultimately survive. 

“Many smaller firms won’t qualify for the full headline amounts set out in the Chancellor’s statement, and will be left struggling to see how this new top-up grant will help them out of their cashflow problems. 

“Support must be sufficient to cover not just  those on the front line of retail, hospitality and leisure, but also firms in supply chains and wider business communities who are also feeling the devastating impacts of these restrictions.” 

You might also be interested in

Pride of Place comes to Sheffield!

Thu 18th April 2024

Today’s young people are tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS FOR SHEFFIELD-BASED ALTITUDE

Wed 17th April 2024

High flying Yorkshire PR agency Altitude PR has added two more professionals to its growing team as it strengthens its service offering and expands across the UK.

Inflation Cooling But Business Price Pressures Persist

Wed 17th April 2024

David Bharier, Head of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce, reacts to the latest inflation figures published this morning

Ryan Wilkes and Liam Buttery promoted to Director at Shorts

Tue 16th April 2024

Shorts are delighted to announce the double promotions of Ryan Wilkes and Liam Buttery to the positions of Directors within the Owner Managed Business team with effect from 1st April 2024.