In December 2021, key issues being raised by Buckinghamshire businesses included:

  • The emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 leading to cancellations for businesses operating in the tourism, hospitality and events sectors.
  • Rising costs and ongoing trading difficulties, including import delay.

The above issues were highlighted to BBF by local businesses. BBF use this 'on-the-ground' intelligence to inform local business support activity, and share it with central Government (BEIS) on a weekly basis to inform national strategy.

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