Friday 4 September 2020 / 7:10 AM Anneliese Dodds / Economy

Anneliese Dodds responds to the TUC report on job protection

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the TUC report on job protection, said

“Labour has repeatedly warned that the Chancellor’s one-size-fits-all withdrawal of wage support across the economy risks plunging the country deeper into a jobs crisis this autumn.

“With businesses, trade unions and the devolved governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland also sounding the alarm, it’s time the Chancellor took his fingers out of his ears and started listening.

“There are plenty of ideas and examples out there – from other countries, from think tanks and trade unions here in the UK – that show it’s possible to adapt support schemes to changing circumstances.

“There’s no room for stubbornness in a crisis like this. The Chancellor needs to think creatively, show flexibility and target support to protect jobs in the hardest-hit sectors.”