Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on Job Losses at the National Trust

Comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Culture Secretary, on 29 July 2020.

This is a devastating blow for all those who work to connect the public with our cultural heritage.

The Government has finally given some details around its funding package for the cultural sector – more than three weeks after it was first announced.

This announcement from the National Trust highlights how vital it is for the money to make it to where it’s needed as quickly as possible to prevent further job cuts – we know that once these jobs are lost it will be hard to get them back.