small businesses’ new coronavirus lockdown fear

Almost one in five small businesses do not believe they would survive a new lockdown, a survey found. 

A poll of more than 500 small companies by insurance group Simply Business found 17 per cent believe they would have to stop trading in that scenario. 

'Living in fear': Even if restrictions are not introduced, business-owners are pessimistic about their prospects

'Living in fear': Even if restrictions are not introduced, business-owners are pessimistic about their prospects

‘Living in fear’: Even if restrictions are not introduced, business-owners are pessimistic about their prospects

Many firms are now ‘living in fear’ of another lockdown, said Simply Business boss Alan Thomas. 

And even if restrictions are not introduced, business-owners are pessimistic about their prospects. 

A total of 62 per cent said they were less confident about their firm’s long-term outlook. 

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