The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, on 24 September 2020.
The fact that so many fundamental questions for businesses remain unanswered when we’re getting down to the wire just underlines that this Government is not on the side of business.
Business organisations have been asking these questions for months, and the absence of information and leadership from the Government means they are understandably finding it difficult to plan for the future. Paired with a looming furlough cliff-edge, they are operating under extreme uncertainty.
The Government promised an oven-ready deal, but their incompetence is plain to see. They must stop prevaricating, focus on getting the deal they promised and giving businesses the answers they need, and ensure all preparations are in place for the end of the transition period.