CBI chief warns of ‘bleak’ winter for businesses due to impact of lockdown



The head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has condemned the way the Government has handled major announcements such as England’s lockdown. It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of an appearance at the group’s annual conference. CBI director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn said firms could not act on the basis of “speculation and leaks and surmise”, demanded more clarity on the Government’s strategy and called for ministers to improve the coronavirus testing system. She warned it would be “unconscionable” to end the post-Brexit...

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