Friday 1 October 2021 / 12:48 PM Business / Economy / Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband responds to factory growth slowing to a seven-month low

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to UK factory growth slowing to a seven-month low, said:

“This government’s complacency and failure to get a grip on supply chain disruption has led to the impacts we’re now seeing.

“For month after month, Ministers were warned by business about the risks to recovery but they collectively buried their heads in the sand. This supply chain disruption is now causing a ripple effect damaging our manufacturing industry with business and the British people paying the price.

“Blaming global factors is a poor excuse to try and avoid responsibility for lack of planning here at home. It’s time they finally got a grip, worked with business, sector by sector, on doing everything they can to address the problems from HGV driver shortages to skills shortages throughout our economy.”