Protection of Jobs and Businesses

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:52 pm on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 12:52 pm, 9th September 2020

If I may, I will finish this point and then take one more intervention; I do not want to frustrate all those colleagues who wish to speak in this debate. The Federation of Small Businesses has said that

“it is time for the Government to bring forward a rescue package for those who have been left out.”

The Institute of Directors has said that the Chancellor’s bonus scheme would

“do little to prevent job losses”— and that—

“some form of an extension to the furlough scheme should remain on the table.”

The CBI has been clear:

“It’s too soon to pull business support away at the end of October.”

The Chancellor likes to think that he has the ear of business, but it is clear that he is just not listening when business tells him to change course.