The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 16 January 2021.
Evidence is mounting that the latest lockdown is putting parents – especially mothers – under severe financial pressure.
The Chancellor can fix this today by introducing a legal right for working parents to request paid flexible furlough.
That’s the right thing to do for working parents and the right way to secure the economy by protecting family incomes and supporting businesses through this lockdown.
No more incompetence and indecision. We need action to secure our economy, protect our NHS and rebuild our country.