BUDGET: Local businesses react to the Chancellor’s budget
Rishi Sunak said the economy would recover more quickly from the pandemic than previously thought though Labour leader Keir Starmer, said the Budget was not the "transformative" announcement required by the UK. Whilst good news for some, the £5 billion of 'restart' grants should provide a lifeline for many businesses in retail and hospitality. The extension of the furlough scheme has also come as a huge relief for so many businesses, particularly those in Liverpool's hospitality sector who remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
CEO of Liverpool crane hire firm AMC, Mark Davenport said he would have liked to hear more about the NHS.AMC, which has depots in London and Liverpool, has seen first hand the positive impact that the NHS is having on the city region and its residents throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has made a donation to R Charity - the official charity for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust - and has set up a JustGiving page on its website for the public to donate.
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