Tuesday 9 June 2020 / 6:21 PM Business / Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell responds to confirmation that non essential retail will re-open on 15 June

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, responding to the confirmation that non essential retail will re-open on the 15th June, said:

“This news will be welcomed by many including struggling high street businesses which have been forced to close to keep us safe. It’s important though that employers keep their staff protected, and that staff and the public have confidence in the measures Ministers have set out to limit the spread of this virus as the lockdown is eased.

“Many challenges remain for our high streets. Ministers must decide on clear guidelines for hospitality businesses reopening as soon as is safe and possible so bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes can have certainty.”