Covid-19: Economic Package

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:32 pm on 12th May 2020.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chancellor of the Exchequer 12:32 pm, 12th May 2020

What is clear and emerging is that the sectors and people most impacted by the lockdown are disproportionately women, as the hon. Member mentioned, and those in lower-paid sectors, who probably are financially less resilient. That is why the scheme is so important in providing job and income security to millions of people. That is why today I have made the decision to extend the scheme, to maximise the possibility that those people will have a job to go back to. The hon. Member can rest assured that I keep a very careful eye on all the impacts of the scheme. I do believe that it is benefiting some of the most vulnerable in our society today.