BOSS has written a letter to Alok Sharma MP, secretary of state, which it intends to send to his offices today from BOSS chairman Simon Drakeford
The letter entitled ‘Keeping Britain Clean, Safe and Working – how we can help’ outlines the critical work the business supplies industry does in supplying the NHS, schools, care homes and research centres in addition to government departments such as the MoD, DoJ, the Home Office and HM Treasury.
It emphasises that the industry is focused on ensuring these businesses and departments can continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights that after the announcement of the lockdown on Monday and the mass movement of businesses to home working, it has further become clear that deliveries of essential supplies to homes and businesses are paramount to ensure the UK remains as productive as possible.
The letter explains that the indsutry has a supply chain that can a) move goods efficiently and b) that is already prioritising delivery to critical businesses.
The letter asks the government to:
•List businesses in the sector as essential.
•To prioritise business critical supplies.
In addition, it highlights the effective supply chain and asks government how we can support them in their battle against COVID-19.
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