Wednesday 8 December 2021 / 5:14 PM Jonathan Ashworth / Work and Pensions

Jonathan Ashworth responds to Thérèse Coffey’s Select Committee comments

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to Thérèse Coffey’s comments at the Work and Pensions Select Committee today, said:

“Therese Coffey’s comments on her two flagships jobs scheme today represent a damning admission of failure.

“Not only is the Secretary of State openly pondering whether her own ‘restart’ programme is good use of taxpayers money she has also confirmed ‘kickstart’ has dismally failed to find jobs for the numbers of young people promised.

“Labour’s promise is good jobs for all. Those looking for work instead need a fresh start with a credible plan for good jobs.”