There has been a lot of speculation over the last few days about the issue of 1m social distancing. This issue has become totemic, as the magic bullet that will fix the hospitality industry. That is incorrect and the issue is becoming a distraction from the real issues being faced by hospitality. The reality is that businesses and staff are being let down by a government that is still slow to test, track and trace.
As a follow up to our previous all-member survey on the economic impact of Coronavirus, in early April, we’ve just completed another all-member survey on how the pandemic has influenced views on a Brexit extension.
The survey was conducted between 16 and 19 May. The results have been shared with the Leadership.
In brief , our members believe the Government should apply for the longest possible extension (2 years) to the transition period to allow time to achieve the best possible deal for the country and allow time for businesses to adapt for the new trading relationship with their biggest market outside the UK.
Labour Business has submitted evidence to the BEIS Select Committee enquiry into the impact of Coronavirus on businesses and workers. Read our submission here.
Approved unanimously by Labour Business Executive Committee12th September 2018 On 2 September 2018 EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned that 185,000 jobs in the British car industry are at risk from the Tory government’s continued refusal to accept a customs union