Monday 20 December 2021 / 6:00 PM Coronavirus / Economy / Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to the Government’s lack of action to support business and workers

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, responding to the Government’s lack of action to support business and workers following today’s Cabinet meeting, said:

“The hardest hit sectors have experienced a huge drop in business over the last week. But the Government has behaved as though nothing has changed. People deserve honesty, practical help, and clarity so they can plan for the future.

“The Government should be providing targeted support for business and workers in the hardest hit sectors, must urgently fix sick pay, and provide wider support to the economy in the new year through action to ease the burden of business rates.

“Because of Conservative division the Government is condemning many businesses and workers to a Christmas of worry and hardship.

“Rishi Sunak may as well not have bothered coming back from California given his unwillingness to help the British economy.”