Government and Institutions

Labour’s plan to award more public contracts to British businesses is ‘protectionist’

Victoria Hewson quoted in the Daily Express

The Labour Party have called for more more public contracts to be awarded to British businesses in an attempt to win back voters in red wall seats. Under the plans, a Labour government would ask public bodies to give more contracts to British firms.

Responding to the news in the Daily Express, IEA Head of Regulatory Affairs, Victoria Hewson, said: “This would be very bad news for British taxpayers and people who rely on public services. It’s also yet another example of using environment and social standards to pursue protectionism“.

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