The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 4 August 2020.
The jobs crisis is clearly accelerating with redundancies being announced every day. It’s only Tuesday and just this week we’ve heard of mass redundancies in the hospitality, retail and travel sectors.
The Government is pulling the rug out from beneath businesses by ending furlough support indiscriminately and prematurely.
They must end their damaging blanket approach urgently, and target support at the hardest-hit sectors – or be responsible for more people losing their jobs.