Source: Labour List UK
Keir Starmer has hailed the “monumental effort” made by small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic as he called on the government to “repay” them for supporting local communities through the crisis.
To mark ‘Small Business Saturday’, Labour has called on ministers to provide more financial support to local businesses to see them through a winter of tough restrictions designed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Prime Minister’s three-tier system of restrictions in England is likely to run until spring, with strict limits on the hospitality sector, as health officials carry out a months-long rollout of vaccinations across the UK.
Starmer said: “Small businesses across the country have made a monumental effort during this crisis. They have stepped up when it was most needed, supporting their local communities and making huge sacrifices to help tackle the spread of the virus.
“Now we must repay them. The government must ensure businesses, particularly those facing the toughest restrictions, are supported to see them through the winter.”