East Ren MP Wants Help For Those Falling Through The Gap During The Pandemic
EAST Renfrewshire’s MP has called on the UK Government to extend help for businesses by filling “gaping holes in support for freelance and excluded workers.”
She wants the Chancellor to fix gaps which leave self-employed, freelance workers and limited company directors with “nothing,” make the £20 Universal Credit uplift permanent and extend it to those on legacy benefits and increase statutory sick pay to ensure all those affected by the coronavirus “can afford to take time off and stop spreading it.”
Ms Oswald said: “I have been approached by large numbers of people in East Renfrewshire who found themselves with limited or no access to UK Government support packages.
“Those excluded from support include those who were recently self-employed or worked in the growing gig economy or are directors of small companies.