Businesses outline coronavirus recovery plans to MP - The Rugby Observer

Businesses outline coronavirus recovery plans to MP

Rugby Editorial 10th Jun, 2020   0

BUSINESSES in the borough have outlined their coronavirus recovery plans to MP Mark Pawsey.

The Rugby MP held a virtual roundtable meeting with small business owners and the self-employed in his constituency to discuss the impact of Covid-19 and the safe re-opening of businesses.

The meeting, organised by the Federation of Small Businesses, saw a wide range of issues discussed including the impact on retail, Government support measures and guidance small businesses needed to consider ahead of re-opening safely.

Mr Pawsey said “It was a great opportunity to talk with business owners and the self-employed from across Rugby and hear their concerns.

“The message I received was that the support Government has put in place has been welcomed but this is a really tough time for businesses with many considerations and challenges ahead of re-opening.

“These conversations really help to inform me of issues that businesses locally are facing and I will continue to work closely with the local business community to help support them.

FSB West Midlands regional chair Rich Bishop thanked MR Pawsey for taking part.

He added: “These are very uncertain times for all businesses, with futures unknown. This was a great opportunity for local businesses to engage with Mark Pawsey MP and voice concerns about the present and future of their businesses.

“A wide range of issues were discussed including gaps in support, the costs of putting safety measures in place ahead of re-opening, particularly after weeks of little or no revenue and the need for clarity around the quarantine rules for those entering the UK.

“The FSB is continuing to work with elected representatives both across Warwickshire and nationally to help local entrepreneurs during the coronavirus pandemic and afterwards as we look towards local economic recovery.”


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