February 22 2021
CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler reacts to the Covid-19 Statement and the impact of the announcement on the coach industry.
“The timetable the Prime Minister has set out today will provide the industry with some certainty about when businesses can reopen their doors.
“We should not forget though that operators are facing another year with significantly reduced demand. Those trips that do run face a challenge to break even because of the need for social distancing until at least the completion of the Prime Minister’s review into the issue.
“The Chancellor must use next month’s Budget to announce support for the coach industry to ensure we do not lose 100s of family run businesses in the months ahead.”