Keir Starmer – 2020 Comments on Support for Domestic Tourism

Comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 28 July 2020.

We are lucky to have many world-class tourist destinations across the UK. But the jobs crisis facing tourist towns is stark.

There are fantastic domestic options for British holidaymakers, but the crucial summer season has been cut short. With many businesses still unable to reopen fully, the Government’s one-size-fits-all approach to jobs risks these towns falling through the cracks.

We need a targeted extension of the furlough scheme for the hardest-hit sectors and proper support in place to help those who are unemployed back into work. People are worried about their job prospects. The Labour Party is focused on fighting for every job and every part of the country.