Thursday 17 June 2021 / 8:51 AM Bridget Phillipson / Workers' Rights

Bridget Phillipson responds to revelations the government suppressed access to sick pay

Bridget Phillipson MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to revelations the government suppressed access to sick pay for people isolating with Covid at the height of the pandemic, said:

“These revelations are shocking.

“The government were advised time and time again how crucial a proper self-isolation system is for curbing the spread of infection, and protecting people’s lives and livelihoods.

“It is shameful and reckless that the Chancellor ignored professional advice and put countless people and workplaces at unnecessary risk when he had the opportunity to help.”