Covid-19: Support for Self-employed People

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

Is it not the case that under this Chancellor the Tories have gone from being seen as freelancer-friendly to the party of sleaze with their selective texts and promises of favours for their pals? If not, can they fix— their expression—the situation for up to 3 million people who have been excluded from all the grants the Minister mentioned, and from universal credit, and have been forced into bankruptcy, debt and worse, with 19 self-employed suicides in the past year? What are they doing about it?