Thursday 16 December 2021 / 3:06 PM Angela Rayner / Coronavirus / Workers' Rights

Angela Rayner responds to Chris Whitty comments on sick pay

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work, responding to Professor Chris Whitty’s comments on the effects of people not having adequate sick pay, said:

“Labour has said throughout the pandemic that we need to support people who want to do the right thing.

“Inadequate sick pay is wrong, but it is also a public health risk.

“The Conservatives failure to sort this has put people’s lives at risk.

“The Chancellor needs to leave Hollywood and come back to the reality facing UK business and families.”