"What the hell are we doing?" is the response among most small UK businesses following Saturday's announcement, but with most UK businesses already on their knees, this will be the final blow. 

Statistics regarding the spread of the virus also suggest that the second lockdown is likely to last longer than the initially stated four week period as infection rates continue to climb with 'R' rating of 1.1 - 1.3, which will have further devastating impacts on the UK economy.

All of this should make one thing very clear to you as a consumer - UK businesses need your support now more than ever. 

Buying UK products from UK businesses could make a huge difference for their long term survival and could help to keep a UK employee in work. Please THINK carefully about where your products come from the next time you place an order.

If British businesses aren't supported during these difficult times, we risk losing many of the brands and shops that we all know and love. Make a difference to a UK business and a UK employee today, before it's too late. 

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