Chancellor Rishi Sunak, unveiled a new £4.6 billion plan to help businesses survive the third lockdown, which was announced on Tuesday, but he again failed to mention any new financial packages for the estimated three million people who have not qualified for help throughout the pandemic.
A report in The Metro tells the stories of several #ExcludedUK people including Ian Priestley, a self-employed sales agent , Market trader Nadeen Khalifeh and Freelance TV producer Anna Collins, who describes being left out of the Chancellors support schemes as being 'thrown to the wolves' .
Campaigners say it has sparked a mental health crisis with many people now at risk of losing their homes and struggling to feed their families after nearly ten months of no support.
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.