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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

Julian signs backbench amendment to give MPs a greater say on Covid restrictions

Julian has put his name to a cross-party amendment, tabled by senior Conservative backbencher Sir Graham Brady seeking to instruct the Government to give Parliament greater oversight of new regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The move, supported by over 40 Conservative MPs, will amend a motion that the Government is tabling next week

Julian Raises a Mug in Support for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

Julian has joined supporters from Macmillan Cancer Support for a virtual Coffee Morning to...

Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan After Lobbying for Continued Support

Julian welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s statement in Parliament today as the Government unveiled their...

£2 million new funding for York Hospital A and E ahead of winter

York Hospital’s A and E department has been allocated an additional £2 million in...

Julian writes to the Chancellor to urge him to provide more support to the self-employed

March 25, 2020

Julian has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to ask that the self-employed are given Government backed support that is comparable to that already announced for businesses and employees.

Under the measures currently announced, the self-employed will benefit from Employment Support Allowance being made available from Day 1 and the removal of the minimum income floor for eligibility for Universal Credit.

However, there are concerns that these measures will only provide a safety net for the self-employed whilst not adequately compensating them for loss of income. This is forcing many self-employed people to choose between their livelihoods and putting in place effective social distancing measures.

Julian is hopeful that the Government intends to make further announcements in this area later this week, but is concerned that further delay only adds to the current uncertainty.