Labour accuses Rishi Sunak of consigning 1m jobs ‘to the scrapheap’

Wedding, exhibition and festival workers among those left unprotected by winter economic plan announced last week

Labour has accused the UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, of consigning more than 1m jobs to the “scrapheap”, after failing to protect workers in the hard-hit wedding, exhibition and festival industries in his emergency Covid plans.

Shadow ministers claimed the plight of businesses that rely on mass gatherings – including events, festivals, sports venues and theatres – was overlooked by the chancellor when he presented his winter economic plan last week.

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