As companies across the UK prepare to reopen their doors on July 4 in the biggest return to freedoms since March 23, new social distancing measures will pose a serious threat to thousands of small firms.
It has been reported that social distancing rules will make it impossible for 400,000 small businesses to reopen after lockdown, threatening not only their survival, but also Britain’s wider economic recovery.
But how are the owners of the UK’s independent shops, firms and start-ups feeling ahead of July 4?
In some areas, small firms have been left “bitterly disappointed” by the delay to restarting the economy, while others will struggle to operate under new social distancing guidelines.
We want to hear from small business owners to find out how they’re feeling as the country prepares to jump back into action.
Simply fill out the form below to let us know how you, your business and your team is coping.