Monday 29 June 2020 / 10:30 PM Anneliese Dodds / Economy

Govt announcement on jobs and infrastructure – Dodds responds

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Government’s announcement on jobs and infrastructure, said:

“Unemployment has climbed to its highest level in a generation, and our country is suffering the worst economic hit of all industrialised nations. But instead of the Back-to-Work Budget our country needs focusing on one thing – jobs, jobs, jobs – the Chancellor will only be providing an ‘update’ on the economy. 

“We urgently need the Conservatives to abandon their ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to the economic support schemes, which will inevitably lead to additional unemployment. And we need concrete action and a laser-like focus preventing further job losses and supporting future employment.”