Tuesday 14 August 2018 / 12:28 PM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey responds to announcement that Homebase is set to close 42 stores

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Shadow Business Secretary, responding to the announcement that Homebase is set to close 42 stores, said:

“Another household name is closing more stores with workers and their families fearing for what the future might hold.

“Continued inaction from the Tories on the issues facing our high street retailers has allowed the crisis facing the sector to spiral out of control.

“The Government must now urgently deal with this crisis by fixing the tax disparity between high street and online retailers, the broken business rates system and investing in the vital infrastructure, anchor institutions and skills our high streets need.

“If they continue to look on in ignorance we risk our high streets and town centres becoming a thing of the past.”