CBI urges government to extend support for businesses struggling to pay rent

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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the government to extend the moratorium on commercial evictions for businesses below 30% of normal levels.

The business lobbying group called on the government to let the commercial evictions ban expire on June 30, but advocated extending targeted support for businesses in sectors like hospitality and theatres until the end of the year. 

However, by basing any extension on the basis of lost revenue rather than sector, the CBI argues that businesses supplying those struggling companies will also be helped. 

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