Bridget Phillipson – 2021 Speech on the Economic Situation

The speech made by Bridget Phillipson, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, on 6 February 2021.

The Chancellor is announcing minor tweaks to a policy already more than 20 weeks old.

He’s clearly out of ideas when it comes to supporting hard-pressed businesses.

Instead we need urgent action to secure our economy today, including a smart extension to the furlough scheme and Labour’s speedy fixes to the failing Kickstart scheme and Green Homes Grant.

We can’t afford more dither and delay, with changes pushed back to the Budget.