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Businesses left high and dry after Welsh Labour government support fails to cover April closure

Businesses have hit out at the Welsh Labour Government’s refusal to backdate financial support to cover costs in April.

The Shadow Minister for the Economy, Russell George MS, has called on the Welsh Government to swiftly act to support businesses and save jobs.

He said:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous problems and Welsh businesses have been hit hard and pushed to the edge.

“Regrettably, several businesses across Wales have contacted me alarmed that the latest funding support from the Welsh Labour Government does not provide any assistance for costs incurred during April.

“The lack of financial support in the weeks running up to the Senedd election was well documented and I am staggered Labour ministers have not sought to address the problem by backdating support and providing a restart grant as seen elsewhere in the UK.

“The Welsh Labour Government must rectify this serious situation immediately as businesses have been left high and dry, putting Welsh jobs at risk."