Wednesday 14 July 2021 / 8:17 AM Bridget Phillipson

Labour responds to ONS data revealing that the rate of inflation rose in Juneg that the rate of inflation rose in June

Bridget Phillipson MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to ONS data revealing that the rate of inflation rose in June, said:

 

“This morning’s data reveals that British businesses are struggling to access the supplies and the staff they need, which is causing shortages and driving up prices for UK consumers.

 

“The Government must do all it can do to keep materials and other supplies moving to prevent shortages, including cutting the unnecessary red tape following the EU-UK agreement, and providing much better training so that we have access to the skills we need here in the UK.

 

“Longer-term, Labour’s plan would mean we buy, make and sell more in the UK, protecting our access to critical supplies through better use of procurement and efforts to bring more production here.”

 

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