Responding to ONS statistics which show the highest monthly borrowing on record, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
“These figures show the devastating impact this crisis is having on our economy. People and businesses across the country are facing financial hardship, and it’s right that the Government is using its ability to borrow money very cheaply to help save jobs.
“We must make sure that no one is left behind as we tackle this cruel virus. The Government must extend its support for self-employed people in line with the furlough scheme, and expand it to cover those who are currently left out, including the newly self-employed.
“As we recover from this crisis, it will be essential that the Government continues to invest to protect jobs and build a fairer, greener and more productive economy that works for everyone.”