We can do better than this. Other European countries have stepped up to the challenge – Norway is supporting freelancers/self-employed workers by providing 80% of their average salary over the last 3 years.

The Government needs to announce a proper plan.

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I know that this may be an uncertain and worrying time for many.

 

Please be assured that my office remains open and working as normal. Please do get in touch with your views, comments, issues and casework.

 

If you have an ongoing case and would like an update, or if you wish to update me, please email meghilliermp@parliament.uk, or call my office on 020 7219 5325. Phonelines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm.

 

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Up to 160,000 other Commonwealth citizens could be affected by issues highlighted by the Windrush scandal, including many in Hackney.

See the Public Accounts Committee report here. I continue to press the Government for action.

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The Government's post-Brexit immigration system needs to reflect the needs of the tech sector. 

I'll be following up with the Home Secretary to make sure Hackney's interests are protected. 

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Many Hackney residents are impacted by the Cladding Scandal.

 

They are now mortgage prisoners, facing life-changing bills and an uncertain future. We must find a solution quickly!

 

Today, I urged the Government to schedule more time in Parliament to discuss this crisis.

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After 10 years of austerity, Hackney Council’s budget has been cut by nearly half meaning vital services are being squeezed.

The new money promised by this Government doesn’t go far enough to make up for a decade of cuts.

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The Windrush scandal exposed the Home Office’s systemic problems. Too many in Hackney are being let down.

 

To cope with Windrush and the potential non-Caribbean Commonwealth applications as well as EU citizens major improvements must be made.

 

I repeatedly challenged the Government to step up its efforts and ensure mistakes aren’t repeated.

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