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2 Nov 2020

Second England lockdown ‘incredibly painful’ for businesses

The second lockdown will be “incredibly painful” for British business, the head of the CBI has told this programme.

Other voices from industry have called it “devastating” and a “nightmare”.

The decision to extend the furlough scheme for another month was welcomed.

But the CBI says more support will be needed, and a clearer long-term plan for recovery must be set out by the government.