CHANCELLOR MUST URGENTLY SUPPORT THOSE LEFT BEHIND BY PANDEMIC RESPONSE
I presented a petition in the House of Commons calling on the UK Government to urgently bring forward measures to support approximately three million people who have been excluded from the Chancellor’s Covid19 pandemic response.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I and my SNP colleagues have continued to highlight the fact that millions of workers have been excluded from financial support schemes due to being self-employed, freelance workers or newly employed in March. The UK Government promised no one would be left behind, yet even following the recent announcement of the Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan, millions continue to be excluded. They have been without support for over eight months and this injustice must be urgently addressed.