Sigh of relief at Sunak's £1bn package. Half live in fear of future lockdowns & 1 in 5 don't expect to survive 2022", comment from Simply Business
Contributed by Simply Business
8/12/2021 - Simply Business
Alan Thomas, UK CEO at Simply Business, comments:
“While much of the UK prepares for a period of well-earned festive cheer, the feeling among small business owners is likely to be rather more sombre this Christmas.
“Few have been harder hit in the last two years. They’ve faced the pandemic head-on, navigated supply shortages, and adapted to a new normal. They’ve shown resilience in abundance and done all they can to stay afloat. But without a bumper Christmas trading period, one in five small businesses will permanently close in 2022.
“It’s vital we support small businesses this Christmas. And if anything, the pandemic has served as another reminder that we should be supporting them all year round. They’re the lifeblood of our local communities, and with close to six million of them in the UK, together they contribute trillions of pounds in turnover. They are quite simply the backbone of the economy.
“This Christmas needs to right the ship after a challenging two years, and set them up for recovery in 2022. But small businesses are for life, not just for Christmas – they wish it could be Christmas every day.
“So at Simply Business we felt compelled to highlight this by teaming up with a host of small business owners to re-record the Christmas classic ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’.
“Small business owners can sign up to feature in our music video via our website, as we look to make it Christmas every day for small businesses.”
For more information visit the Simply Business website
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