Kirklees businesses to have their say on Brexit and impact of pandemic

Kirklees Council wants to know how local businesses are continuing to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic and how prepared they are for Britain’s imminent transition from the EU.

By Ian Hirst
Sunday, 15th November 2020, 7:00 am

To gather their views the council has set up an online survey, which business owners can complete until November 22 2020.

The results of the survey will be used to plan what support they should offer businesses over the coming months and into the future.

Councillor Peter McBride Cabinet Member for Regeneration said: “There’s no doubt that these are incredibly challenging times for businesses with local and national restrictions impacting on all aspects on their operations. In addition, some companies will have the challenge of the country leaving the EU by the end of the year to understand and manage, as well as new market opportunities.’

Sign up to our daily Dewsbury Reporter Today newsletter

Shoppers in Mirfield

“The end of the transition period will affect businesses and citizens, as well as travel to and from the EU.‘

“Our business and skills team have been busy supporting local businesses since March, signposting them to help, advice and funding, and have helped to distribute over £100m in business grants.’

“The business survey will help us to understand where this support is needed most and help us to plan for the long-term so that we can support businesses to recover and build resilience.”