Labour accuses Sunak of not helping UK businesses as Omicron surges

World News Era
16th of December 2021

Rishi Sunak, the UK chancellor, has been accused by Labour of going missing in the midst of the Omicron surge, as business leaders stepped up calls on the government to help companies get through a “stealth lockdown”. Rachel Reeves, shadow chancellor, and Jonathan Reynolds, shadow business secretary, said they were concerned that industry trade bodies had “not had proper engagement from government” in recent days.

In a joint letter to Sunak and business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, they said: “Businesses face a perfect storm of cancelled bookings, rising costs and staff shortages.