The ability to trade safely, to welcome back customers and staff with certainty, and the ability to plan for the future are top priorities for business while quickly rebuilding consumer and trading confidence is central to the state’s peak business organisation, Business NSW’s submission ahead of the upcoming NSW Budget. The submission has been formally lodged with the NSW Government.
“As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to deploy agile and tailored policy making responses remain key,” said Business NSW Regional Manager – Western NSW, Vicki Seccombe.
“The NSW Government’s leadership and collaboration supporting businesses has again been demonstrated, with the delivery, without Federal Government assistance, of the $1billion business support package including direct payments to businesses of up to $5,000 per week,” Ms Seccombe said.
“The rebuilding of consumer and business confidence and tailored support for particular business sectors and localities doing it tough are key priorities for the first months of 2022 and through new variants or a ‘winter wave’,” she said.
Increased freedom and flexibility to safely get on with it remain the biggest challenges for business, Ms Seccombe added.