Plea for timetable for businesses to reopen

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has called for the government to provide a clear plan for business reopening.

Dr Liz Cameron, chief executive, said businesses needed to understand the conditions for the economy to reopen following the significant vaccination roll-out across Scotland and the UK.

She said: ‘We understand that setting specific dates can be challenging given the unpredictable nature of the virus.

‘However, businesses need to know the trigger points over the next three months that will deliver the re-opening of the economy.

‘Only a clear plan to re-open will give businesses the confidence to plan, hire and invest. Without this, businesses and livelihoods face catastrophe.’