Commenting on Welsh Government’s announcement on funding for businesses and self-employed people to deal with the impact of coronavirus, Ben Francis, FSB Wales Policy Chair, said:
“Businesses will be pleased to see that Welsh Government has listened to FSB and has sought to protect self-employed individuals.
“The key now is to get the funding out of the door as quickly as possible, and to make sure it can be targeted at those businesses and self-employed people who need it. We’ll be working closely with Welsh Government to make this happen.
“The onus is now on UK Government to follow suit and provide protection for the self-employed who bring so much to our communities, and invest hugely in our economy. The urgency of this support cannot be overstated as daily, individuals are seeing their businesses and livelihoods threatened. We must not let these individuals down. We need our small businesses and self-employed entrepreneurs, and right now they need us.”