Phase 2: 82% of SMEs reopen but 30% fear final closure – Last Hour

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(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 31 – Two weeks after the start of the Phase
2, of the nearly 800 thousand trade and service companies that
were able to restart, 82% reopened the activity: 94%
in clothing and footwear, 86% in other businesses in the
trade and services but only 73% of bars and restaurants. IS’
what emerges from a Confcommercio survey, in collaboration
with SWG, which also highlights the opposite reading of the
data: 18% of companies that could reopen have not yet done so
fact and the percentage rises to 27% between bars and restaurants.

Above all, for almost 30% of the companies that have reopened,
the risk of closing definitively due to the risk remains high
difficult market conditions, excess taxes and
bureaucracy and lack of liquidity.

“Entrepreneurs are willing to reopen despite the
difficulty, but there is the risk of a perfect storm: from one
the heavy costs of Phase 2 and the few revenues start,
on the other, a liquidity crisis that persists and worsens e
which requires that the measures envisaged by the Relaunch Decree be
implemented as soon as possible “, comments the president, Carlo Sangalli.

“We need less bureaucracy and an acceleration of the initiatives
on which the crisis depends
restarting the economy and the future of our country “,
He adds. (HANDLE).

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