Marsha de Cordova – 2020 Comments on IPPR Research into BAME Communities

The comments made by Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, on 24 September 2020.

This Government has failed to act to protect Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities since this health crisis began six months ago.

The Government’s one size fits all approach just isn’t working. They must introduce a Job Recovery Scheme to replace furlough, so businesses in key sectors can bring back staff on reduced hours, and publish an equality impact assessment of the financial and social measures it has taken so far to protect and support people through the pandemic.