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Business Secretary’s letter to the manufacturing sector

Extracts from the Business Secretary’s letter to the manufacturing sector on 11 January 2021:

“As the new Business Secretary, I would like to take this opportunity to restate the
Government position, which is that firms and tradespeople in manufacturing,
including supply chains, should continue to operate during this national lockdown. I
would also like to make it clear that where it is essential to travel or to stay in
accommodation, whether to get to your work or for the purposes of carrying out your
work, those in the industry are able to do so.

It is vital that manufacturing continues and I want to reassure you that the
Government values the contribution your sector is making. Your work in areas such
as aerospace, chemicals, automotive, rail, metals and steel, defence, shipbuilding
and repair, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and many other manufacturing sectors as well
as in delivering vital services, products or materials are critical elements of the
economic recovery we are building and the fight against Covid-19. ”

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