Getting back to business
Since the easing of lockdown at the end of June, many SMEs have been getting back to business.
More than a quarter say they have brought back employees from furlough, however, more than one in 10 say they have not yet reopened.
A third of businesses have seen customer orders increase since the easing of lockdown.
But social distancing guidelines and making workplaces and premises safe, are reducing the ability to take on new business. And more than one in five are experiencing supply chain issues due to temporary or permanent closure of suppliers.