Labour urges the Government to prioritise supporting jobs and incomes in letter to the Chancellor

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, has written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to offer to work constructively with the Chancellor to “prevent further damage to jobs and incomes” and “provide the public and businesses with the support they need.” The letter follows a meeting between Dodds and the Chancellor, where she highlighted the imperative for the Government’s schemes to reach those who need them.

The Shadow Chancellor highlighted concerns about some employers failing to furlough employees, and the apparently low take-up of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – both critical to sustaining employment and preventing longer-term economic impacts.

Dodds also called on the Government to increase international coordination on measures such as preventing widespread bankruptcies and damaging barriers to trade”.

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