Christine Jardine MP, Treasury Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, reacted to the budget: “Small businesses across the country remain on the brink, while millions of workers remain excluded from Government support altogether. "Small businesses were looking to the Chancellor to give them a lifeline - something to give them hope of getting through the next … Continue reading Budget: Crushed hopes for small businesses
According to a report by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) a massive 906,000 businesses could go bankrupt by April unless they receive additional support. This would leave 2.5 million people without jobs.
Responding to new ONS unemployment figures, showing the unemployment rate has risen to 5.1%, Liberal Democrats Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: "Behind each number in today's statistic is a family worrying how they will pay their bills, and hoping that next week the Chancellor will offer a big, bold innovative plan that will help … Continue reading Unemployment: Refusal to extend furlough cost thousands of jobs
Last night's publication of the Resolution Foundation report* revealed that almost two million workers have not worked for at least six months of the Covid crisis. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP responded, saying: "These figures show exactly why the Government needs to act decisively and the budget will tell us if they have … Continue reading “No more games of wait and see with people’s lives” – Lib Dems on Resolution report
From Liberal Democrat HQ Press Office: Responding to the reports that the Chancellor is set to extend the furlough scheme until March 2021, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:"This is yet another example of the Government's incompetence and indecision delaying the action the country needs."It was clear to everyone that the furlough scheme needed … Continue reading Furlough must remain place until June 2021