News that the government is to cut energy bills for businesses from October 1 for an initial six months has been welcomed by the Fed.
National President Jason Birks said: “It is pleasing to see our calls for a reduction in energy bills and a cap on tariffs have finally been answered. However, it is vitally important that this is not just a quick fix.
“The government has said it will review the situation in three months, and we need firm assurances that ongoing financial support will be available as long as it is needed to see us through this crisis.
“It is about the survival of small businesses, helping them to remain at the heart of their local communities and continue to provide vital services.”