Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned the “jobs crisis facing tourist towns is stark” in the UK and is urging the government to extend the furlough scheme for sectors being hit the hardest.
Sir Keir said ahead of a visit to businesses in Falmouth, Cornwall, “We are lucky to have many world-class tourist destinations across the UK. But the jobs crisis facing tourist towns is stark.
“There are fantastic domestic options for British holidaymakers, but the crucial summer season has been cut short.
“With many businesses still unable to reopen fully, the government’s one-size-fits-all approach to jobs risks these towns falling through the cracks.
“We need a targeted extension of the furlough scheme for the hardest-hit sectors and proper support in place to help those who are unemployed back into work.
“People are worried about their job prospects. The Labour Party is focused on fighting for every job and every part of the country.”