Ministers need to follow up emergency scheme with targeted assistance, says Ed Miliband

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Labour is advising the government to provide a second round of support for businesses amid signs lockdown pressures are leading to a surge in insolvencies and high-profile job losses.

The shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband, said ministers needed the government to follow up its emergency Covid-1 9 support package with changes to its business loan schemes and targeted providing assistance to sectors poorly hit by the pandemic.

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