Retail hits out at lack of help in Sunak’s Covid-19 recovery plan

Rishi Sunak

The retail industry has hit out at the lack of help afforded to the sector in Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus recovery plan.

The Chancellor unveiled new spending measures designed to stave off mass unemployment as a result of the pandemic and offered VAT cuts and spending vouchers designed to stimulate spending in the hospitality sector.

But groups have expressed their “disappointment” that such measures were not extended to retail.

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