To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that SMEs in Streatham are (a) kept up to date with any changes to covid-19 restrictions and (b) supported with any measures they may be required to take in response to those changes.
10 January 2022
Throughout the pandemic, the Government has recognised the need to provide businesses, workers and the public with as much notice as possible of any changes to COVID-19 restrictions.
We published our Autumn and Winter plan for managing COVID-19 last September, including details of Plan B measures should they be required. Plan B measures are now in place to slow the spread of the virus and ease pressure on the NHS, while minimising the impact on lives and livelihoods.
The Government has provided around £400 billion of direct support for the economy through the pandemic to date, which has helped to safeguard jobs, businesses and public services in every region and nation of the UK.