The clock is running down for millions of people on the job furlough scheme as businesses face “going to the wall”, Labour has said.
hadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds called on the Government to act urgently to rebuild business in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
With the work furlough scheme set to finish at the end of October, Ms Dodds used a keynote speech to Labour’s online conference to attack the stance of Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Ms Dodds said: “Just as the Chancellor has allowed the clock to run down on the four million people on furlough, he’s doing exactly the same for the millions of businesses that have needed a helping hand to survive these last few months.
“From March next year repayments will start for the loan schemes set up to help businesses through the crisis.
“But, on the current trend, our economy won’t be anything like back