The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 18 August 2020.
These job losses are devastating for the workers involved yet they also tell a much bigger story about the threat to our high streets. The scale of job losses was not inevitable but the incompetence of this government means we’re now seeing wave after wave of redundancies, and store closures.
Labour has called for a Hospitality and High Streets Fightback Fund to support businesses in distress and to save jobs now. Ministers must change course.