COVID-19 needs “unprecedented economic response” to ensure no-one is left behind

Commenting on ONS statistics showing that, in August, the Government borrowed £35.9 billion – the highest amount for August since 1993 – and that national debt exceeded £2 trillion for the first time, Liberal Democrat Economy Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:“The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other that we’ve experienced – and that’s exactly why it … Continue reading COVID-19 needs “unprecedented economic response” to ensure no-one is left behind

Staggering job losses show need to extend furlough

Responding to ONS figures showing that the economy shed 695,000 jobs between March and August this year, Liberal Democrat Economy Spokesperson Christine Jardine said:“These staggering job losses are yet more evidence of why the Chancellor should be extending the furlough scheme, which has so far protected 10 million jobs, until the middle of next year. “People … Continue reading Staggering job losses show need to extend furlough