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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Budget 2021: Protecting the Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People

Budget 2021: Protecting the Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, has delivered a Budget that meets the moment and sets us on a course to recover from the pandemic. WHERE WE ARE: We are providing £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, more than almost any other country in the world. Despite the unprecedented support,

Julian welcomes Budget for York’s recovery

I warmly welcome the comprehensive extension of emergency covid jobs and business support, but...

Julian visits Askham Bar Vaccination Site

Following the announcement over the weekend that the UK’s vaccine programme had reached another...

Local Coronavirus Update

It is incredible news that nearly sixty thousand people in York have received a...

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.