Lucy Powell – 2021 Comments on Hospitality Closing Until May

The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 21 January 2021.

It’s vital that the government gets the virus under control, and we support stringent public health measures to drive down infections. However, it’s now critical that adequate economic support goes hand in hand with public health measures, so that we can secure our economy as we safeguard communities.

We’ve already seen the worst recession of any major economy, and unless Ministers put in place a comprehensive, long term plan to give businesses a shot in the arm, we’ll see huge numbers going bust, with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and livelihoods as a result of government failure.