"While restaurants and pubs have reopened, the experience is simply not the same. And many business owners are rightly worried that they do not have enough customers coming through the door to make opening worthwhile. And it may in fact be costing them more money in the long run.
"For those in tier two, it’s more than understandable they want the same support tier three businesses are receiving. As demand collapses, without being formally required to shut, they need the lockdown Job Support Scheme to stay afloat.
"Now is the time for the government to look after businesses who are vulnerable, and give them more support."