Anneliese Dodds – 2020 Comments on Tier 3 Communities in North and Midlands

The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 28 November 2020.

It is completely irresponsible for the government to leave Tier 3 areas in the lurch like this again. The run-up to Christmas is a critical period, and local authorities are going to be stretched to breaking point trying to help.

The government’s approach is fundamentally unfair and risks a gulf in support opening up across the country. The Chancellor must make the responsible choice and come forward with a clear system of business support for the hardest-hit areas.