MPs of the Gaps In Support APPG, led by Jamie Stone MP, have worked with Rebecca Seeley Harris to create a letter of rebuttal against the Chancellor’s recent claims in relation to millions of people ineligible for COVID-19 financial support from the government.
In a letter the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, asserted that the 3 million affected was not a number he recognised, and that he did not think it was right to call these people “excluded”. In a strongly worded letter from the Gaps In Support APPG, the Chancellor was reminded that he has been provided with detailed statistics and information in relation to the 3 million, and also that they do indeed fall into the dictionary definition of “excluded”.
The letter goes on to remind the Chancellor of the evidence given by economists at the Treasury Select Committee on 3 February, and suggests Rishi should listen to them if he will not listen to the APPG. The letter has the support of over 60 MPs and we hope that the Chancellor pays it some heed in his forthcoming budget considerations.
You can read the letter below: