Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has rejected calls from a group of MP's to support thousands of small businesses in England, who are facing collapse.
The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has rejected calls from a group of MP's to support thousands of small businesses in England, who are facing collapse - who may have been able to get support - had they been in Scotland, Wales or NI.
Mel Stride, Chair of the APPG, highlighted efforts made by other countries in the UK such as the Scottish government’s newly self-employed hardship fund, which is administered by local authorities, was an example of efforts made outside England to help struggling small businesses.
Wales too has adopted an “extra-economic resilience fund” - estimated to be worth almost £300m - which is aimed at businesses close to collapse or who have missed out on the current scheme funded from Westminster.
Stride said he was also particularly impressed with the work of the the Northern Ireland executive too.
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/23/mps-accuse-rishi-sunak-of-snubbing-calls-to-fix-furlough-scheme-gaps-england-self-employed?fbclid=IwAR3lxEFo1y9dreo3kCCifVt7QoBGFbOLgrPmSxhBswwYUFd_dwIuQq0JDRc
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