Russell George MS – the Shadow Minister for Economy, Transport and Mid Wales – has backed calls from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for clarity over when lockdown will be lifted, saying:
“We need to rebuild our disrupted economy, safeguard jobs, and give vision and hope to all in Wales – not least of whom are small businesses owners, the backbone of the Welsh economy.
“Labour might talk about ‘not wanting to raise hopes too early’, but at this rate they’ll be offering a response too late.
“Labour ministers must act immediately to save Welsh jobs, extend the business rates holiday, and provide a clear roadmap to recovery for Wales.”
Welsh Conservative candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan Matt Smith said:
"Small business operating on the Vale of Glamorgan's high streets, in its hospitality and pub trade and its tourism sector, have taken a pummeling in the last year.
"Small businesses in Wales need a boost from a Welsh Government that is unambiguously pro-enterprise and pro-growth."