The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 25 March 2021.
It’s now been a full year that more than a million self-employed people have had to get by while being excluded from Covid support schemes. For Government, it’s been a year of looking the other way.
That’s not just spectacularly unfair on those who have had the courage and entrepreneurial spirit to go it on their own. It also risks damaging the recovery we so desperately need.
The Government needs to fix the gaps in its support scheme and help self-employed people to get back on their feet and out the other side of this crisis.