The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 13 October 2020.
Today’s redundancy data is deeply concerning. Sadly, more people are going to lose their jobs until the Government gets a grip. That means fixing test, trace and isolate, putting in place a proper Job Recovery Scheme and making clear, consistent and fair funding available to local areas as soon as restrictions are applied.
The Chancellor’s chaotic habit of trying to fix problems of his own making at the last possible minute risks unemployment spiralling to levels we haven’t seen in decades.