The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 19 September 2020.
Labour have called time and time again for people who need to self-isolate to get access to proper financial support.
We welcome this belated introduction of extra support, but it shouldn’t have taken months for the penny to finally drop that people on low incomes needed more help.
This payment depends on Test and Trace working, so it’s vital that the Government sorts it out and everyone who needs a test can get one quickly.
And with the vast majority of workers ineligible for this payment, Government must work urgently to fill any gaps.