Facing “tsunami of unemployment”
Today there is this:
Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has warned of a “tsunami of unemployment” and business bankruptcies – unless the Chancellor delivers new economic lifelines.
Mr Brown, former MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, will address a Communication Workers Union conference today (Monday).
He said: “Facing a winter of massive job losses, rapidly-mounting unemployment and a wave of businesses bankruptcies, the Chancellor must go back to the drawing board, call a jobs summit to understand the despair in communities and rewrite his winter plan by fixing its fundamental flaws. “
He said last week’s package didn’t help 1.5m people currently unemployed, or those on Universal Credit and the self-employed excluded from the furlough scheme.
He added: “Shamefully, there was nothing additional to the inadequate Kickstart scheme for young people, 500,000…
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