The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.
NatWest serves customers in England and Wales, supporting them with their personal, private, and business banking needs. Alongside a wide range of banking services, NatWest offers businesses specialist sector knowledge in areas such as manufacturing and technology, as well as access to specialist entrepreneurial support.
NatWest is committed to being purpose-led: to champion potential, helping people, families and businesses. Today it’s more important than ever to live up to that commitment. We are working hard to make sure we have the right tools, advice and products to help our small businesses through the next phase of this crisis. To make sure we get that right we are delighted to partner with the British Chambers of Commerce on their Restart, Renew, Rebuild campaign to ensure that we are adapting our support to the needs of small business.
Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.
Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.
The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.