Quaker MP says Covid-19 financial support ‘not enough’

Ruth Cadbury MP writes to Rishi Sunak to express concern

The Quaker and MP Ruth Cadbury has written to the chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak to call on the government to ‘fix the gaps’ in both the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The MP for Hounslow said that she wrote to the chancellor after being contacted ‘by hundreds of local residents who’ve been excluded from the government’s support programmes. Whether it’s those working in TV studios on short-term contracts, supply teachers working through umbrella companies or small local businesses who get paid via limited companies, this lack of support is having a huge impact on so many local residents.’

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