The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has continued to gather information from all sectors of business and held virtual discussions with a team of 30 expert CEOs from the world of finance, banking and innovation and is currently finalising a new position which is to be presented to the government to continue addressing businesses and the economy.
This was announced by The Chamber in a statement in which it has also expressed its gratitude towards the government’s decision to add more sectors in the list of businesses that are entitled to benefit from the COVID-19 measures introduced by the government.
The Malta Chamber said that this was the result of extensive lobbying efforts on behalf of its members.
The Chamber said that in the last days talks with government authorities were held to discuss the interests of operators from a number of fields such as retail, the film industry and English language teaching schools among others which are also financially hit by the coronavirus situation.
The initial lists of sectors that were eligible for assistance by Government excluded a number of sectors that had their disposable income affected by the COVID-19 crisis.