LCCI react to PM's address to the nation

Sunday 10 May 2020

Responding to the Prime Minister's address to the nation about easing lockdown, Richard Burge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:

“Having heard the Prime Minister this evening, my strong and unequivocal advice to London businesses is not to change your plans for tomorrow. You have not been given sufficient information on how to get your employees safely to work, nor how to keep them safe while they are there. 

"We hope that the statement in Parliament and the promised guidance documents will enable business to prepare.  At the moment, it would be foolish for any business leader to encourage staff not already undertaking essential work to do anything but to continue to work from home tomorrow if they can do so.”