Ed Miliband – 2021 Comments on Economic Support for Businesses

The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business Secretary, on 10 June 2021.

Businesses have operated under historic uncertainty during this crisis, worsened by details of economic support playing catch up with public health announcements.

Now once again, businesses are in the dark, with a perfect storm of financial pinch points brewing and no reassurance from government that economic measures will remain in step with possible changes to the roadmap.

It is right we remain guided by the science to tackle this virus, but businesses should absolutely not be paying the price for the Government’s poor handling of our borders and the new variant.

We’ve got to back businesses on our high streets and safeguard the recovery of local economies. Businesses should not have to worry for even one day that economic support will be pulled away whilst restrictions remain in place.