Neil calls upon the PM to increase COVID-19 support for the self-employed

This week in Parliament, Neil asked the Prime Minister for further COVID-19 support funding for self-employed workers.

At PMQ's on Wednesday, Neil said:

“Like many colleagues, I represent a constituency that has many self-employed people. Farming, food and food production is very much made up of self-employed businesses. Can we be assured that bureaucracy and the difficulty of setting up a system will not stop help getting to the self-employed? It is essential that we cut through the bureaucracy and make it work.”

The Prime Minister said:

“That is indeed the issue. The difficulty is not devising the schemes—we can devise the schemes—but getting the cash to the people who need it in a timely way. Anybody who has worked on any of these projects will know that that is the real issue.”