BRC responds to retail reopening announcement

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has commented on the Prime Minister's announcement that retailers will be able to begin reopening next month.

Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive, said, “We welcome the announcement of the Government’s roadmap for reopening a broader range of shops next month, which provides much needed clarity on the route ahead.

'Safety is the fundamental concern for all retailers and they have been working hard to implement the necessary measures to operate safely over the past weeks.

'Now that we know which shops can open and when, retailers can begin communicating their plans with their workforces and customers. The industry stands ready to play its part in getting the economy moving again.”