Tuesday 2 February 2021 / 10:25 AM Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to calls from the fashion industry for urgent action on red tape

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to calls from the fashion industry for urgent action on red tape as a result of the EU trade deal, said:

“This costly new red tape and bureaucracy is holding businesses and our proud British tradition of quality textiles and cutting edge fashion back.

“How many more of our industries will we see decline before this government takes action?

“They must work with the fashion and textile industry to make trade simple and plug the gaps in the deal to stop more businesses and our economic recovery paying the price.”