Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore has once again called on the UK Government to accept that they have made a fundamental mistake in their employment funding schemes and to ensure that those who have been excluded receive the support they so desperately need.
During a Treasury question session, the local MP pleaded with the Chancellor to understand that there were people living without any money, who have been unable to benefit from the UK Government’s schemes, and that he had made a mistake in not addressing this gap in UK Government support.
ExcludedUK, the organisation set up during the pandemic to advocate for those left without support, estimate that there are around 3 million taxpayers – some 10% of the UK workforce, who have found themselves without any meaningful support and have been calling on MPs and the UK Government to rectify this.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“I have been contacted by so many self-employed people, as I imagine MPs across the country have, with stories of heart-wrenching difficulties – unable to pay their bills, to support their families, despite having contributed to the local community and economy for years.
It is appalling that the UK Government have spent billions on private contracts for their mates, while leaving some 3 million hard-working taxpayers who have been left to somehow get by on their own.
I will continue to call on the Government to rectify this situation.”