Ahead of a ministerial statement on the economy in the House of Commons, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey is urging the Government to "urgently resolve the gaps" in their economic response to Covid-19. He said:
“The Coronavirus crisis is leaving the most vulnerable at risk. Thousands of families will face financial hardship and people are rightly worried about their loved ones.
“While we saw government step in to stabilise banks in 2008, we have not seen the same comprehensive package of help for the self-employed. The Government must urgently resolve the gaps in their economic package.
“Alongside a much larger package of support for charities and voluntary organisations, Liberal Democrats are seeking a commitment to introduce self-employment income support and an urgent fix to the business loans scheme, so small businesses can access the finance they need.”