GMB host, Ben Shephard, admits feeling frustrated following a response from the Chancellor, MP Rishi Sunak, after he was asked abut the three million ExcludedUK.
The Chancellor appeared on the ITV programme this morning talking about the impact on jobs and unemployment, particularly in the hospitality industry saying, "It is going to be difficult and I appreciate that but we are doing all that we can to suppress the impact."
Ben Shephard then went on to ask the Chancellor if he was willing to meet with any of the members of ExcludedUK or Forgotten Ltd, to which the Chancellor replied: "We've already spoken a lot to them."
ExcludedUK has repeatedly asked the Chancellor to meet and discuss the three million, but as yet, no meeting has taken place.
ExcludedUK is 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.