Rishi Sunak’s Plan for Jobs has been a disaster. Seven months after its launch, we’ve got record redundancies, soaring unemployment and the worst economic crisis of any major economy.
We need urgent action to secure, recover and create jobs to help 4,920 people claiming out of work benefits and 4,773 people still on furlough in East Hull.
The Labour Party in Parliament are calling for a “smart” extension of the furlough scheme alongside urgent action to fix the youth unemployment scheme and support for job creation. We need new training to help furloughed workers improve their skills and tough conditions on employers to stop abuse.
We are also calling for an overhaul of the failing Kickstart scheme and immediate action to support new jobs, including reform of the shambolic Green Homes Grant.
People in East Hull can’t afford to wait for the Chancellor to get his act together. They need emergency action today, not more dither and delay until the Budget. If the government stand by and allow jobs to go that will cost us all.