Friday 22 January 2021 / 12:01 AM Business / Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell comments on report showing Coronavirus crisis led to closure of thousands of licensed premises

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, commenting on a report showing that the Coronavirus crisis has led to the closure of thousands of licensed premises, said:

“The Government’s irresponsible choices have meant many businesses have gone bust on their watch and left the UK with the worst recession of any major economy.

“With many businesses still struggling and facing ruin in the weeks ahead, Ministers must urgently put in place a comprehensive, long term plan to support businesses through the crisis and secure our economy.”