ExcludedUK Newsroom

POLICY UPDATE

Mar 10, 2021 8:39:44 PM / by ExcludedUK

NEWS & EVENTS CARDS

 
POLICY UPDATE - 9 March 2021
Now that we've had a bit of time to reflect on a very dismal Budget, we've decided to further develop the open letter we sent to the Chancellor with a follow-up open letter, this time sending it not just to the Chancellor, but to every government department.
 
The reason being, the impacts of being excluded affect every aspect of our lives and so many different personal circumstances are entwined with being excluded, so we want to make it known to every government department - this is an issue that implicates business, work and pensions, creative industries and DCMS, education, housing and communities, the devolved nations and differences with local grants, health, disability, women and equalities, and more...
 
The letter we sent to the Chancellor on 1 March gathered 3,626 signatures including from 79 MPs, 31 industry bodies, unions and campaign groups, and leading figures Martin Lewis, Gina Miller and John Caudwell. But this time we want thousands and thousands more to sign.
 
While we've built up strong relationships with many industry bodies and unions, we want you to help us by reaching out to those you're part of through your own professions and help us build yet a stronger collective voice.
 
And this is also something to write to your MPs about - 79 MPs on last week's letter is great, but of course we want more.
We're currently working on the letter and will share as soon as we can. And this time we'll have a bit longer!
 
We're aiming to get the letter sent by the end of this month. So watch this space for an update, but rest assured we'll be forging ahead with our strategy and mission as it has always been - to lobby for and support this community and all those affected by this injustice, and this letter is the next step in furthering these aims.
 

ExcludedUK a non profit grassroots NGO founded to provide a platform for those denied fair and adequate financial support from the Governments COVID-19 Support schemes since the pandemic began in March. With a community of over 60,000 members across all industries, age groups and regions, we estimate that three million UK tax payers have been excluded from the same support as others, which has lead to thousands of people losing their livelihoods, careers, and homes, and sadly, for some, their lives. 

ExcludedUK has been fundraising to provide urgent help and support for those affected in the forms of business and career advice, debt support and 121 counselling sessions within 48 hours. Please find more information on our website www.excludeduk.org.

 

 

Tags: Excluded News, Economic Recovery, self employment

ExcludedUK

Written by ExcludedUK

This event is hosted by the ExcludedUK Team