Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to close its Cambridge shop in Lion Yard, the latest business to fall foul of the coronavirus crisis.
The Cambridge outlet is one of 30 closing their doors nationwide.
According to the company sales are down 74% from a year earlier.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “This is a sad day for all the Cambridge staff. What is also clear is that we are seeing a pattern emerge, we have already lost independents like Don Pasquales and chains like Bella Italia and every day I am hearing of more redundancies. We need the government to recognise the scale of the challenge we face by committing to a Back to Work Budget focused on jobs this Wednesday in the Chancellor’s ‘Summer Economic Statement.’
The reward for workers after months of sacrifice simply should not be a redundancy notice. The government needs to do more to prevent an unemployment emergency including backing business owners with short term cashflow issues.”