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Executive Must Encourage Safe Return of Office Workers - Retail NI

Commenting on Belfast Chamber’s survey which shows only 5% of office staff have returned to their workplaces, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“It is absolutely vital that the Executive now works with business on a strategy for the safe return of office workers to their place of work. This is crucial, not just for Belfast, but for the economic future of all our major towns and cities in Northern Ireland”

“Office workers provide a large amount of footfall and trade for the retail and hospitality sectors in many of our high streets. Given that both sectors are facing severe difficulties at the minute, the return of office workers is vital for their viability”

“We also need the immediate establishment of the Executive’s High Streets Taskforce to co-ordinate this strategy and many other measures to deal with the emergency facing our town and city centres”