Economy Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:28 pm on 5th November 2020.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General 12:28 pm, 5th November 2020

I welcome the extension of the furlough scheme, but the Government have had since March to fix the gaps in the CJRS and the self-employment income support scheme, which have excluded more than 3 million individuals from support. That has caused huge damage to businesses and families. As we enter the second lockdown, the Chancellor could still amend that and fix the gaps that have been outlined extensively in this House. Will he commit to doing that? What is his message today to those 3 million excluded? What support will they be getting?