May 6, 2020
Results from the latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal the vast majority of firms surveyed say they will require three weeks or less to prepare to restart operations alongside any loosening of the UK lockdown.
More than half of all UK businesses could be up and running in less than a week, business owners have said in the latest BCC survey that was conducted between April 29 – May 1.
Small businesses throughout the country are at the heart of government’s long term economic plan. The BCC said “Smaller businesses may be able to restart operations more quickly. Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of respondents employing fewer than 10 people say they would need less than one week, compared to half (50 per cent) of respondents with more than 50 employees.”
Is green the colour of the road to recovery? New research from the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment and the Oxford Martin School suggests the UK, Italy, China and the USA are among countries that could win big in the global transition to a green economy.
“As the world shifts towards a greener, cleaner competitive landscape, being able to produce and export environmentally friendly products is likely to become more important”, said Dr Penny Mealy, lead author and researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. “Our analysis sheds light on which countries are likely to be the green growth tigers of the 21st century”.
The UK government has admitted meeting recycling targets during coronavirus lockdown will be difficult, UK remanufacturer ECS encourages a continued commitment to circularity and they are still very much open for business, including both of their remanufacturing and recycling facilities.
ECS’ Director Chris Fink added: “Despite many businesses suffering at this moment in time, it’s vital as a remanufacturer and recycler that we don’t forget our values and everything that the remanufacturing industry stands for. Maintaining our commitment to a circular economy is extremely important during these times, and as such, our recycling service will continue to be available to all Partners of ECS across the UK.
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