Marsha De Cordova comments on IFS report on Covid-19 exacerbating existing inequalities
Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on the new report from the IFS on Covid-19 exacerbating existing inequalities, said:
“This report provides further evidence of the wide range of inequalities exposed by the coronavirus crisis.
“Alongside the risks of widening inequalities in education, employment and healthcare, the report highlights the concerning impact on pre-existing disparities in age, ethnicity and gender.
“Without urgent action, there is a real danger that the crisis will have a lasting impact on equality in the UK.
“The government must act now to address these inequalities, including immediately publishing recommendations from the Race Disparity Unit.”