Business leaders demand clear timetable for reopening as country prepares to get back to work

John Holland-Kaye, chief executive of Heathrow airport, said aviation companies are being forced to “take decisions about cutting tens of thousands of jobs in a vacuum ” because they do not know what ministers’ plans are.

A detailed plan for restarting the Irish economy has emerged, containing five phases and running into August which set out concrete dates for different parts of the economy such as shops and hotels to start doing business.

British companies warmed to the detail this contained, but warned against its industry by industry approach. They are instead hoping for a system where all businesses can

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