Covid-19 Alok Sharma praises good work of businesses keeping the economy going during pandemic

Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, has thanked workers and businesses for their support and continued effort during the coronavirus pandemic.

Writing for The Sun on Sunday, Mr Sharma said that “Workers across all industries and sectors are making a hugely valued and critical contribution to the resilience of our nation.”

He went on to praise businesses for helping to keep the economy going at this difficult time and reiterated the government’s commitment to the safety and well-being of employees during this pandemic.

He said: “Businesses are a force for good as we tackle the coronavirus pandemic. It is crucial that when we overcome this crisis, as in time we will, the UK’s economy is ready to bounce back and businesses are in a good position to move forward.

“While our fantastic NHS workers and the wider carer community are rightly at the forefront of our minds, I want to pay tribute to all those who are working to support them by keeping our economy going.

“You are doing your bit to deliver for our country. Times are tough — and we have harder times ahead of us. But I know that, together, we will pull through.”

Commenting on safeguarding employees Mr Sharma said, “Safety has always been our number-one priority — and throughout this crisis, we have followed the scientific and medical advice… I want everyone to be assured that if they are in their workplace, keeping our economy going, they know what they need to do to play their part in reducing the spread of coronavirus.”

Read the Business Secretary’s full article on the Government’s official website by using the link below.

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