The text of comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 14 July 2020.
This OBR analysis is very worrying. Unless the Government takes urgent action, the UK’s unemployment crisis is going to get much worse.
The Chancellor must now listen to calls from Labour, business and trade unions and make the Job Retention Scheme live up to its name. Instead of withdrawing support across the piece, he must target it to sectors where it’s needed most.
If he doesn’t act, even more people run the risk of being thrown into the misery of unemployment and our economy will continue to suffer.