Anneliese Dodds – 2020 Comments on GDP Figures

The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 9 October 2020.

It is deeply worrying that growth was weak in August despite the easing of restrictions, especially as we now face Covid-19 cases rising and more areas coming under local restrictions.

The Government must get a grip on test, trace and isolate, reform the sink or swim Job Support Scheme and urgently put in place consistent economic support for areas of localised restrictions.

If the Chancellor doesn’t act, we risk a devastating spike in unemployment that will choke off the recovery as we head into winter.