Thursday 24 September 2020 / 12:01 AM Marsha de Cordova / Women and Equalities

Marsha de Cordova responds to IPPR research showing Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk of debt due to economic downturn

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, responding to IPPR research showing Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are most at risk of debt due to the economic downturn, said:

“This Government has failed to act to protect Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities since this health crisis began six months ago.

“The Government’s one size fits all approach just isn’t working. They must introduce a Job Recovery Scheme to replace furlough, so businesses in key sectors can bring back staff on reduced hours, and publish an equality impact assessment of the financial and social measures it has taken so far to protect and support people through the pandemic.”