'Support the self-employed', says Shropshire MP
A Shropshire MP has called for rapid support to be made available to self-employed and freelance workers during the coronavirus crisis.
Mark Pritchard, MP for The Wrekin, said there were 6,500 self-employed people in his constituency, many in immediate need.
He called on the Government to make a statement as soon as possible outlining what support would be available to them.
While the Government has announced a comprehensive package of support for companies and workers affected by the outbreak, there has so far been no explanation of what support will be available to the self-employeed.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons, said he believed a statement from the Government was coming very soon.
"I think the information will be forthcoming," he says.