Source: Labour List UK
Anneliese Dodds has accused Rishi Sunak of waiting until the “last possible minute” to make a statement on the furlough scheme providing clarity for employers just 24 hours before another key redundancy deadline on Friday.
Responding to the announcement today that the government will continue to contribute 80% towards wages, she highlighted that those business with more than 100 employees would have had to start redundancy process tomorrow.
Sunak also revealed that the job retention scheme would continue until the end of April 2021, a month longer than previously announced, and declared that this would give “businesses and employees across the UK certainty into the New Year”.
But the Shadow Chancellor argued: “Once again the Chancellor has waited until the last possible minute to act, leaving businesses in the dark with less than 24 hours before they have to issue redundancy notices.
“Rishi Sunak’s irresponsible, last-minute decision-making has left the UK with the worst recession of any major economy.”