Rishi Sunak says that struggling creatives and musicians might need to find new jobs
Author: Wardah Sempa | Tuesday 6th October 2020
With Rishi Sunak helping to find ways on finding new opportunities for people struggling with finding work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the chancellor has suggested that struggling creatives and musicians might need to adapt and find new jobs. Rishi stated that people 'in all walks of life' should look to find new opportunities, as he declined to provide further support for struggling workers amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.
He told the ITV News: "I can't pretend that everyone can do exactly the same job that they were doing at the beginning of this crisis. That's why we've put a lot of resource into trying to create new opportunities," he added.
He said: "trying to do everything we can to protect as many jobs as possible" but conceded unemployment is "likely to increase".
When asked specifically whether some of the UK's "fabulous musicians and artists and actors" should get another job, the chancellor suggested there is still work available in the creative industry, but said there's a need to adapt.
He added: "Can things happen in exactly the way they did? No. But everyone is having to find ways to adapt and adjust to the new reality."