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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 03700 100 444. Lines normally open every Wednesday from 1300-1530.