Chambers Ireland yesterday (29 June 2021) calls on Government to provide a high level of certainty to businesses, now facing a further delay to their reopening, as to when they can reopen. This includes the provision of clear timelines, certainty on supports and the principles guiding Government decision-making.
Speaking yesterday afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,
“Employers understand that there is a balance to be struck between public and economic health and have been committed to maintaining this balance. Additionally, the vaccine rollout is showing significant promise. The gains to date have been hard-won by all of society and there is recognition that adjustments may have to be made to ensure the reopening is sustainable.
However, there is also an expectation among impacted businesses that certainty on timelines, financial supports and the rationale for a further delay will be clearly communicated. Businesses across Ireland have made significant investments in hiring staff, preparing a safe environment and purchasing stock in anticipation of the next phase of reopening. In such a fluid situation, timely provision of information is key.