Toby Perkins – 2021 Comments on Government’s Plan for Jobs

The comments made by Toby Perkins, the Shadow Further Education and Skills Minister, on 8 February 2021.

Young people are being let down by the Government’s irresponsible handling of this crisis which has led to soaring unemployment rates and the worst recession of any major economy.

The Government should adopt Labour’s proposal for a structured wage subsidy instead of their failing cash incentives and create the apprenticeship opportunities young people need to gain productive skills and long-term employment.