The text of the comments made by Jonathan Reynolds, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, on 19 July 2020.
This report is another dire warning of the scale of the economic crisis we are in. However, it is also a recognition that going into this crisis too many young people faced a life of insecure, low paid work lacking in opportunities for advancement.
As a country we urgently need a plan for better working conditions, stronger employment rights and access to quality training. We applaud these firms for stepping up, but the Government must play it’s part too.