John Lewis chair White calls for cost-of-living aid from government

Dame Sharon White, chair of John Lewis Partnership

The chair of John Lewis Partnership, Dame Sharon White, has called on the government to launch a financial package of support to help families navigate the cost-of-living crisis.

White has insisted that fiscal intervention is required on the same scale as during the coronavirus pandemic when Number 10 implemented the furlough scheme to protect workers’ jobs. 

White, a former second permanent secretary at the Treasury, made the comments at a time when utility bills are soaring and rampant inflation is pushing up the cost of food bills.  

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