MPs to debate “forgotten” groups ineligible for COVID-19 financial support

As a direct result of relentless lobbying by various groups of volunteers, MPs will debate support for people ineligible for COVID-19 financial support schemes on Wednesday 9 December 2020 in Westminster Hall.  Importantly, a petition “Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co’s.” which requested a COVID-19 Support Package in line with that offered to the employed and self-employed has been pivotal in achieving the debate.

It will be a general debate. General debates allow MPs to debate important issues, however they do not end in a vote nor can they change the law.

The debate will start at 16:30 on Wednesday 9 December and last up to an hour.

Watch the debate here.

We have long been outraged that numerous groups have been “forgotten” in the government’s support packages, despite the fact being repeatedly pointed out by many groups.  We hope that the debate will bring will result in some positive measures at last, and we will certainly be watching!

(Image courtesy of Rennett Stowe from USA, CC BY 2.0)

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