Covid Emergency Liaison & Advisory Committee (CELAC) members thank Government for measures to help businesses and their employees

The organisations that, (together with HMGOG), comprise the Covid Emergency Liaison & Advisory Committee (CELAC) namely Unite the Union, the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce, the GFSB, the GGCA, the Finance Centre Council (which includes all financial services industry associations and the Law Council), the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association and the Landlords Association, have been working closely with Government since Saturday in relation to measures to assist employees and businesses during the current Covid 19 crisis.

We are pleased to note that Government has been fully receptive to the numerous representations that have been made by the respective organisations in order to safeguard the protection of employment, businesses and ultimately the continued survival of the Gibraltar economy during the current crisis. The responsible and proportionate measures announced by Government today are welcome and will ensure the sustainability of continued employment as well as a lifeline to many businesses in the short and medium term.

We wholeheartedly support the measures and we thank Government for the remarkable work it has done in putting these together in such a short period of time. We will continue working closely with Government to monitor progress as the situation develops and assist as necessary with the development of further measures as and when required.

NOTE: the full list of measures will be published by the government in the coming days.