Business indicators underline COVID-19 pain

Tasmanian Labor
  • Easing of patron restrictions a win for common sense
  • New data highlights depth of business pain
  • 30 per cent of small businesses report cash reserve concerns
  • Labor welcomes the announcement today of eased patron restrictions for businesses as a common sense decision in response to calls from across the community.

    Shadow Minister for Small Business Anita Dow said the change will effectively double the number of patrons businesses can have on their premises.

    “This decision couldn’t come soon enough for businesses. It means they will be more confident to open their doors, and they will be better able to get Tasmanians back into jobs.

    “Despite more than a month of no new cases, Peter Gutwein has been slow to respond to calls to ease restrictions, even after more than 20,000 people have lost their jobs.

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