Following the announcement of the extension of current lockdown measures in Scotland to at least the end of February, George McKay, Chief Executive of Inverclyde Chamber said:
“It will come as little surprise to local businesses that restrictions will be in place for at least the rest of the month.
“Many are disappointed that non-essential shops remain closed, not least because of the immense investment made to make them safe for employees and customers.
“We urge the Scottish Government, Inverclyde Council and other agencies to speed up the release of vital business support funds.
“This is essential to provide cashflow support to businesses that are on the brink of closure.
“Ultimately, the best route to support the economy is to re-open. That’s why we urgently need an economic roadmap to recovery from the Scottish Government that outlines clear conditions and timelines for reopening sectors of the economy if we are to protect businesses and jobs.”