The ornamental sector is in crisis as a result of Coronavirus. The NFU has three urgent asks of Government for immediate help:
- The Government should provide financial support to businesses which have had to dispose of stock.
- The Government should enable growers to access existing government support, including the CBILS scheme and extending the repayment period.
- The Government should ensure that garden centres are among the first businesses allowed to reopen under a phased exit of the lockdown.
We need your help to make this case. Please write to your MP and urge them to call on the Government to address the crisis in the ornamental horticulture sector as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.