The comments made by Bridget Phillipson, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on 10 September 2021.
People are working incredibly hard to build the recovery but Conservative complacency is holding our country back. The concerning figures today show that just as the UK economy ought to be getting back to normal, disruption to supply chains and other shortages mean our recovery is hitting the brakes.
The Government has no plan, other than to plough ahead with a tax on jobs as well as a devastating cut to Universal Credit, taking money out of our high streets just when it is needed most.
Labour believes we must take the chance to make our economy more secure through our plan to Buy, Make and Sell more here in the UK. The Conservatives are simply not ambitious enough about the future of our economic recovery.