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MP helps deliver petition to Treasury on behalf of workers excluded from Government support schemes

July 16, 2020 3:49 PM

Tim with ExcludedUK campaignersYesterday, South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined cross-party MPs, campaigners and Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis in presenting a 200,000-strong petition to the Treasury in support of those excluded from the Government's financial support schemes.

Later that day, Tim also raised the plight of the millions of excluded workers during a debate in Parliament. Tim said: "I want to urge the minister to urge the Treasury and the Chancellor in particular to end the exclusion of those three million people who are getting no support whatsoever.

"Those people who set up their businesses in the last 12 months or so. People who are new entrepreneurs who we desperately need to lead the fightback who have the imagination and the creativity. They've taken risks to set up their businesses and perhaps have very little money left, nipped in the bud at just the right moment they can't afford it.

"People who are directors of small limited companies and of course new starters as well.

"The Government must intervene and end the exclusion of those people who are facing desperate, desperate hardship."