Can small businesses open first?

Would be good to allow small local businesses such as cafes and shops open a few weeks before bigger ones. Gives them a chance to recover. They don’t have the reserves of Costa or McDonalds, for example.

Why the contribution is important

Small retail outlets should be encouraged to thrive. We’re a small country and might benefit from a small business economy. Not to say that small and big companies can’t co-exist, but if we’re to build a fairer society this a good place to start, I think.

by CazMcP on May 07, 2020 at 10:19PM

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  • Posted by freedom1 May 09, 2020 at 14:45

    Well said. However as a very large number of these are in our remoter 'tourist areas' this prioritised re -opening should go hand-in-hand with a carefully managed safety-first approach to a swift reopening of these holiday areas. There is probably much more likelihood of outdoor seating in our more remoter holiday areas too, thus making it easier and safer to do.
  • Posted by Scotland_is_flatlining May 11, 2020 at 18:15

    You can't discriminate on this basis. There are many bigger businesses that are similarly fragile and under threat.
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