- December 16, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Labour’s Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, urged Sunak and the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, to “hammer out a deal to help hospitality because they really need us right now”.
Streeting said: “Those businesses are having a hard time at the moment and we want government to be by their side.”
He added: “We understand the chancellor is currently out of the country in California. So perhaps he might want to get himself on a flight back and get a grip on the situation because businesses need certainty and confidence now.”
A spokesperson for Sunak said the trip was long-planned and that while he was there, the chancellor would be meeting industry leaders from the tech and investment sectors – “with a packed schedule of meetings”.
They added: “He is in constant contact with staff back home and will be speaking to UK hospitality businesses today to hear their concerns.”