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.