Wednesday 7 March 2018 / 2:38 PM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long-Bailey responds to New Look plans to close 60 stores

Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on New Look plans to close 60 stores as part of a rescue deal to help it avoid going into administration, said:

“It is devastating that over 980 more High Street jobs are at risk of being lost as New Look joins a growing list of high street chains in difficulty.

“The Government must urgently meet with both the unions and the company to safeguard jobs. In the event of any job losses, the Government must act quickly to ensure all workers receive swift redundancy payments and are properly supported.

“New Look’s difficulties continue a worrying trend for our shopping streets and centres, and highlight the need for the Government to urgently address problems across the retail sector.”