Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Chancellor’s statement on jobs and businesses, said:
“The fact the Chancellor is having to tear up his Winter Economic Plan before the autumn is out demonstrates the chaos and incompetence at the heart of government. His delay in delivering support has caused unnecessary anxiety and job losses.
“Even at this late stage, he still has no plan to support sectors that are currently unable to operate at full capacity.
“None of this was inevitable if the Chancellor had just taken his fingers out of ears and listened to the warnings from Labour and others.
“Businesses and families don’t have the luxury of going at Rishi Sunak’s pace when millions of jobs and livelihoods are on the line.”