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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian’s statement on tonight’s vote on Covid-19 tier restrictions

Julian’s statement on tonight’s vote on Covid-19 tier restrictions

 “After long and careful thought, I very reluctantly decided to vote for the new tiers system tonight. I am painfully aware of the social and economic harm that the continued restrictions are doing, and am voting on the explicit basis of clear commitments I have been given after a lengthy conversation today with the Chancellor,

BBC Radio York – York in Tier 2 and the ‘Substantial Meal’ rule

Yesterday, Julian joined Jules Bellerby on BBC Radio York to discuss his disappointment that...

Julian raises serious concern over ‘substantial meal’ rule

Amidst the overall disappointment that York will be leaving national lockdown restrictions on December...

Julian opposes York tier 2 decision – demands path to tier 1 from Health Secretary in Commons

Julian has challenged the Health Secretary in the House of Commons on the government’s...

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.