Ibec statement on the publication of Essential Business List

March 28, 2020

Ibec, the group that represents business, has acknowledged the publication of the list of essential business this afternoon in the wake of further restriction announcements yesterday. 

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: “For essential business that continue to operate in this crisis, we support the workforce who are at the frontline.  For the shops and utilities, there is a wide array of businesses and factories essential to their supply chains. Their work, courage and service must be commended in these difficult circumstances. 

“It takes a varied, diverse and complex set of businesses to ensure the essential running of public service as well as the provision of goods and services to households.  Today’s list published by Government is reflective of this.”