Govt must not undermine compensation scheme with loopholes


It has been reported that families of NHS managers and administrative staff will not be eligible to claim the £60,000 in compensation, which was announced by Matt Hancock earlier this week.

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Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who led the campaign for bereaved families to receive compensation, said:

"With so many NHS staff being deployed to work on the frontline in fighting coronavirus, the Government must assure all NHS managers and administrative staff who are on the frontline that they will be included in this scheme.

"Our NHS staff are putting their lives on the line every single day and our campaign to ensure their loved ones are supported if the worst should happen was to recognise the risks they are taking to help protect us all. The Government must not undermine this scheme with caveats and loopholes.

"The Government must ensure that all frontline staff are eligible for the compensation scheme for bereaved families, but it must also match what is given to our armed forces. It is what our NHS heroes deserve."


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