The people behind the stories of the ExcludedUK Community.
Mark set up his curtain fitting business in 2019 after many years working as a curtain fitter for high street brand John Lewis. He took the plunge into self employment but following lockdown had to close his business and was then excluded from SEISS due to not having sufficient tax returns to claim. Essentially, penalised for being newly self employed despite decades of paying tax through his PAYE job. Mark was also featured representing ExcludedUK on BBC news and has been brave enough to talk about how his mental health has suffered through this difficult time.