Lucy Powell – 2021 Comments on ASOS Purchasing Arcadia

The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Business Secretary, on 1 February 2021.

Losing these shops will be terrible for our country’s high streets, and this deal provides no comfort to the thousands of people whose jobs are at risk.

Despite the wipe out of popular high street names we’re witnessing, this Government is still disadvantaging high street businesses against online-only companies.

Companies are facing a cash crisis, and Ministers must end the sticking plaster approach to support and bring forward a comprehensive plan to see businesses through this crisis and beyond.