Responding to reports that more than a million people have been locked out of government support throughout the Coronavirus, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
“The coronavirus crisis is leaving thousands families facing financial hardship. We must ensure no one is left behind.
“Taxi drivers, hairdressers, cleaners, childcare providers and millions more self-employed people have seen their incomes evaporate as people obeyed the rules and stayed at home to save lives. They desperately need the Government to support them.
“Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to expand the scheme to cover these people so they can get the financial support they desperately need.”