Top City bosses warn: Tougher tiers risk disaster

Top City bosses say tougher tier system will ‘devastate’ their businesses and risk a tsunami of job losses

Shops, bars and restaurants will reopen on December 2There there are fears swathes of the country will be plunged back into even harsher restrictions than before the lockdown

Top City bosses have said a tougher tier system will ‘devastate’ their businesses and risk a tsunami of job losses. 

Shops, bars and restaurants will reopen on December 2 – but there are fears swathes of the country will be plunged back into even harsher restrictions than before the lockdown. 

Leading chief executives, and business groups representing millions of employees, called on Boris Johnson to ignore scientists’ ‘nightmare scenarios’ and let firms trade freely. 

Concern: Shops, bars and restaurants will reopen on December 2 – but there are fears swathes of the country will be plunged back into even harsher restrictions than before the lockdown

They slammed the ‘haphazard, irrational and farcical’ restrictions in place before the lockdown in England was implemented, warning toughening the tier system would put even successful businesses at risk of going bust. 

Retail, hospitality and aviation have been brought to their knees by ever-changing restrictions and lockdowns. 

Thousands of hospitality firms will struggle to break even if a harsh new tier system is introduced. 

Billions of pounds of sales have been lost in retail and hospitality alone in the crucial ‘Golden Quarter’. 

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