Millions ‘falling through the gaps’ of coronavirus support, MPs warn The report warned that over a million people could have missed out on government support
Over a million people are facing financial hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic because of “critical gaps” in government support, MPs have warned. In a new report, the Treasury Select Committee calls on ministers to tweak existing schemes or come up with new support measures for those who have been worst-hit by the economic effects of Covid-19.
That includes the newly employed or self-employed, freelancers, those on short-term contracts, and those who earn above the cut-off rate for self-employed support.
ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government's Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded.Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.