Friday 20 November 2020 / 1:01 PM Anneliese Dodds

Public sector pay freeze is an irresponsible choice for the economy – Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on reports that public sector workers face a pay freeze, said:

“Workers on the Covid front line have kept our country going through this pandemic. Thousands of them have lost their lives in the process.

“Now – in the middle of a deadly second wave – the Chancellor wants to freeze their pay. The Prime Minister and Chancellor who once clapped for key workers on the steps of Downing Street are turning their backs on them at the first opportunity.

“This is the irresponsible choice to make for the economy. Freezing pay will leave people worried about making ends meet – that means they’ll cut back on spending and the economy will take longer to recover.

“The Tories are making all the same mistakes of the past – and the Chancellor’s name is all over it.”