Daily Mail

YOU HAVE YOUR SAY

- Manchester

EV­ERY week, Money Mail receives hun­dreds of your let­ters and emails about our sto­ries. Here are some in re­sponse to our spe­cial re­port on the small busi­nesses which face go­ing un­der if work­ers do not re­turn to the of­fice: MY COL­LEAGUE is very an­gry be­cause a flat­mate has been told to work from home from now on. They have turned the com­mu­nal din­ing room into their of­fice, and my col­league is not look­ing for­ward to win­ter, when the lights and heat­ing may be left on per­ma­nently to ac­com­mo­date them.

It seems to me un­healthy that a worker should wake up, walk five me­tres to the desk, stay there all day, then go back to bed again!

M. P., by email. THE econ­omy needs to restart and the Government is not putting out the right mes­sage. If civil ser­vants aren’t re­turn­ing to the of­fice, it isn’t set­ting a good ex­am­ple for oth­ers. I hope staff will get bored and miss their col­leagues.

D. S., by email. THE eas­i­est way to gain some mo­men­tum is for the Government to get coun­cil staff back to the of­fices. Many town cen­tres will see an im­me­di­ate increase in foot­fall dur­ing morn­ing breaks and lunchtime.

S. T., Manch­ester. MY SHOP is at risk of go­ing un­der. We were closed for three months so we did on­line sales and of­fered free lo­cal de­liv­ery. But th­ese cus­tomers have not re­turned since we re­opened.

L. O., by email. I WORK for a small busi­ness and un­der­stand th­ese are tough times, but we need to adapt. Take some ini­tia­tive and try to trade dif­fer­ently.

T. S., by email. OUR High Streets have changed grad­u­ally over the past 20 years, but what we are see­ing is the need for change within months. It can­not be done that fast.

S. R., by email.

DAMN­ING PROOF THAT COVID COW­ARDICE IS KILLING A NA­TION OF SHOP­KEEP­ERS

Money Mail, Au­gust 26

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