News Government launches corona virus business focus groups


Government launches corona virus business focus groups

“The Government must ensure its engagement with business over the coronavirus recovery."

That’s the message from Chambers of Commerce across the Country are as business secretary Alok Sharma prepares to launch five new business-focused groups as part of the plans to kickstart the economy.

  • The future of industry: How to accelerate business innovation and leverage private sector investment in research and development
  • Green recovery: How to capture economic growth opportunities from the shift to net zero carbon emissions
  • Backing new businesses: How to make the UK the best place in the world to start and scale a business
  • Increasing opportunity: How to level up economic performance across the UK, including through skills and apprenticeships
  • The UK open for business: How to win and retain more high value investment for the UK

The groups will form part of the Government’s plans for restarting the economy, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly set to unveil them with a major speech next month.

Mr Sharma will this week chair the first meetings of new ‘recovery roundtables’, bringing together businesses, business representative groups and leading academics.

Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce is also encouraging its members to let us know about the measures that would best support them to restart, recover and grow.

It is essential that the Government works in genuine partnership with businesses in order to support a return to economic growth.

There is no denying the significant impact that this pandemic has had on the business community with Harlow being as just as impacted as other towns UK wide.  What this period of disruption and change does give us is an opportunity to do things differently and radically rethink the way in which the Government engages with and enables good business growth in the UK.

We will continue to deliver a strong Harlow business voice for our members.

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