Wednesday 7 November 2018 / 1:21 PM Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey comments on Conservatives’ ‘Open Doors’ scheme

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the Conservatives’ ‘Open Doors’ scheme, said:

“The Conservatives’ ‘Open Doors’ scheme fails to address the structural issues at the heart of the demise of the British high street.

“Without affordable transport links into our high streets, footfall will continue to fall. Labour has promised  to boost bus services and provide free bus travel for under-25s.

“We will also commit to reform business rates with yearly valuations to ensure that having a presence on the high street remains financially viable for our local shops.

“These measures, as part of Labour’s 5-point plan, will provide real solutions to save our high streets.”