Lucy Powell – 2020 Comments on Hays Travel

The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 3 August 2020.

It’s devastating to hear that Hays Travel is faced with having to make almost 900 employees redundant, months after stepping in to save the jobs of those impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook.

The government’s illogical decision to withdraw furlough support from businesses across the board, regardless of sector or circumstance, is putting so many jobs at risk.

With forecasts of a 10% unemployment rate and regular mass redundancies, it is clear the government must urgently target support where it is needed and protect people’s livelihoods.