Wednesday 28 February 2018 / 10:51 AM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey

5,500 High Street jobs risk being lost – Rebecca Long-Bailey

Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on Toys R Us and Maplin going into administration, said:

“It’s devastating that over 5,500 High Street jobs risk being lost. This latest shock in the retail sector continues a worrying trend for our shopping streets and centres.

“The Government must urgently meet with both the unions and the companies to ensure that these jobs are safeguarded.

“Workers are suffering stress and anxiety not knowing what the future holds for them. In the event of job losses, the Government must act quickly to ensure all workers receive swift redundancy payments and are properly supported.

“The Government must also urgently address problems across the retail sector.”