Bridget Phillipson – 2021 Comments on Help for Energy Intensive Industries

The comments made by Bridget Phillipson, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on 14 October 2021.

Our brilliant British industries are a crucial cornerstone of our economy, and we should be supporting them to boost our recovery.

The Conservatives should be protecting and supporting them through a crisis which has come about from a severe lack of government planning.

It doesn’t make economic sense, nor is it good value for money, to allow a temporary increase in prices to destroy British industries and jobs.

The Chancellor should get a grip on this and support our industries – his complacent and out of touch approach is misguided and is storing up problems down the line that will leave working people paying the price.