We remain extremely concerned for our members who have been excluded from any financial help.  These include the newly self-employed, people who worked hard to come into our industry but through sheer bad timing don’t qualify for help.  It also includes people who have served their country in the military and are in receipt of a pension and are now being penalised for their service.

There are nearly 3 million people in the UK in similar positions who have not received any financial help from the government since March.

On 5 November the ADINJC wrote again to the Chancellor and to the Business Secretary to ask for consideration to be given to people in this situation as it is clearly unacceptable.

Well done to Ian, an ADI from Liverpool for getting a question put to the panel of Any Questions yesterday.  It certainly caused a good debate.  You can listen to the programme here – fast forward to minute 39 to hear it.

If you are in the position of not having had any financial help since March then you might like to consider writing in to the MoneyBox programme on Radio 4.  The forthcoming edition on Wednesday of this week will be looking at the situation the excluded find themselves in.  They have asked for people to get in touch and they will take on some case studies to include in the programme.

The email address is moneybox@bbc.co.uk, or call 03700 100 444. Lines normally open every Wednesday from 1300-1530.




Our Talk Line is still available for anybody feeling the need for someone to talk to as we continue in these troubling times.  This is a completely free and confidential service so please get in touch if you need to talk.

The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444
The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

The ADINJC is a national association run by ADIs on a not-for-profit basis.  We work tirelessly to inform, represent and support our members, and to promote the interests of our profession.