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Retail Trade: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 116478, tabled on 17 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to allow small independent retailers to sell homeware and clothes during future covid-19 lockdown periods, in line with the rules for supermarkets.

Answered on

23 November 2020

The Government recognises this will be a challenging time for any business which has been asked to close.

All shops can continue to offer home delivery to customers and click and collect services during the current restrictions.

The current restrictions will expire on 2 December, and our intention is to return to?a system of?local and regional restrictions. We will set out what this means for retailers and other businesses as soon as possible.

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