Saturday 19 September 2020 / 10:39 PM Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds responds to the Government’s announcement of a financial package to support those self-isolating

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Government’s announcement of a financial package to support those self-isolating, said:

“Labour have called time and time again for people who need to self-isolate to get access to proper financial support.

“We welcome this belated introduction of extra support, but it shouldn’t have taken months for the penny to finally drop that people on low incomes needed more help.

“This payment depends on Test and Trace working, so it’s vital that the Government sorts it out and everyone who needs a test can get one quickly.

“And with the vast majority of workers ineligible for this payment, Government must work urgently to fill any gaps.”