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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian lobbies government to suspend Sunday Trading restrictions to aid families and key workers

Julian has joined members of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma MP, to call for the suspension of Sunday Trading Laws for as long as emergency powers are in effect. Julian believes that the current restrictions imposed on shops make it much

Julian welcomes new ‘Nightingale’ hospital to fight coronavirus in Yorkshire

I am reassured by the official confirmation that a new ‘Nightingale’ emergency coronavirus hospital...

York Press column – Unity and self-discipline will get us through Coronavirus

A month on from my last column on overcoming Yorkshire’s flooding challenges, our community...

Julian writes to the Foreign Secretary to urge him to send repatriation flights to Australia and New Zealand

A number of constituents who are struggling to return home to the UK have...

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.