We are thinking about the practical needs of businesses as we design the temporary measures. Some of the temporary measures will support businesses to recover, for example
- making it easier and safe for people to get to business by walking, cycling, using a wheelchair or other ‘wheels’
- giving more space for queuing outside of shops
- space for people to relax, interact and enjoy what’s on offer
Research shows that this type of improved access to businesses has a positive impact on spending. We will liaise with organisations like the Federation of Small Businesses so we can best support businesses as they begin to re-open.