It’s clear that for Hackney schools and workplaces to return safely, we need a test, track and trace system in place. I continue to make the case to Government that it needs to be done at the local level. In Hackney, we have the experience and capability to deliver. Our Council, community leaders and health professionals stand ready to help.

This week the Public Accounts Committee published a report on the continuing delays and cost overruns with HS2 (see here). I spoke in the House of Commons on workers affected by the IR35 tax changes, and to highlight again the gaps in the Government coronavirus support schemes for freelancers and the self employed. The Government needs to better understand the different ways of working we see in Hackney.


See me discuss this in my weekly round-up above.