Sturgeon apologises for not listening to business
Nicola Sturgeon: “I’m sorry for not communicating’
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to the business community which has accused her of not communicating effectively during the pandemic.
Many firms and trade groups have been angered by late decisions to close or restrict their operations without sufficient notice to allow them to prepare.
In some cases businesses have been forced to throw away produce which has been bought and could not be sold.
There has also been concern over payments being delayed, and the restrictions being inconsistent and confusing.
Addressing today’s virtual National Economic Forum, Ms Sturgeon accepted that the government had come up short.