Lucy Powell – 2021 Comments on Licensed Premises

The comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 22 January 2021 when she was commenting on a report suggesting that the Coronavirus crisis has led to the closure of thousands of licensed premises.

The Government’s irresponsible choices have meant many businesses have gone bust on their watch and left the UK with the worst recession of any major economy.

With many businesses still struggling and facing ruin in the weeks ahead, Ministers must urgently put in place a comprehensive, long term plan to support businesses through the crisis and secure our economy.