Fuelled by huge job losses in the hospitality and retail sectors, the number of people made redundant in the UK soared to a record high in October and unemployment now stands at almost 5%.
Redundancies rose to 370,000 in the three months to October, according The Office for National Statistics. mainly fuelled by job losses in retail and hospitality. As the UK saw a rapid growth in coronavirus infections which led Boris Johnson to impose a second national lockdown in England, the latest figures from HMRC showed there were 820,000 fewer employees on company payrolls in November than in February before the pandemic struck. More than a third of the reduction came from the hospitality sector.
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.