Business plan for industry confidence when lockdown ends

One of the UK’s leading business organisations has launched a six-point plan, aimed at instilling confidence, ahead of the country opening up after months of lockdown.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) director-general Tony Danker says the plan is aimed at building confidence among businesses, their employees and customers, in order to reopen successfully and learn to live with the virus and include:

He says maintaining momentum as stage four approaches is critical to building on recent economic data, which shows growth of 0.8 per cent GDP in May, with hospitality accounting for the majority.

Outlining the plan, Mr Danker said: “Learning to live and work with the virus is the right strategy. But we need to ensure this is a confident not an anxious transition, otherwise it will not work.

“Businesses have had a real boost this week with the prime minister’s plans for the final stage of the reopening. What’s needed now is a concerted effort between business and Government to create widespread confidence from the get-go.”

The plans say the Government can support business to make a success of the move to Stage 4 by using the various steps:

Build key enablers of confidence in the economy by:

Supporting employees and customers to feel confident in using public transport by keeping mask wearing compliance under review.

The HSE can also help translate what the scientific evidence means in relation to the effectiveness of key interventions in mitigating risk to help firms make decisions that are proportionate. Examples could include:

Examples of good practice could include:

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