This week the Government has announced a three-week extension to the lockdown but we still have no information on what might come next. This is not good enough. We need a discussion about how the Government will plan its next steps so that no person or business is left behind.
Next week Parliament will meet, for the first time in its history, virtually. I welcome this important step as it is vital MPs can challenge ministers about actions and decisions on important issues. These include:
- The woeful failure on personal protective equipment for frontline staff.
- The 'no recourse to public funds' policy that risks imposing destitution upon many individuals.
- A better and more comprehensive support package for the self-employed/freelancers, start-ups, and small businesses.
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