The Chancellor will be making a statement to the Commons on Wednesday, outlining plans to support the economy in the face of the coronavirus crisis. I’ll particularly be looking for selective action to back those businesses and workers who will be struggling in the period ahead, including our universities which face a huge funding challenge as the IFS reports this morning, and hoping that tackling climate change will be at the heart of the strategy.
Tomorrow I’m joining a cross-party meeting of MPs with ExcludedUK to discuss pressing the case for all those who have been left without Government support during the Covid-19 crisis, something I’ve been taking up particularly in relation to new starters.
Today I’ll be talking to BBC Radio Sheffield about barriers to accessing healthcare in the UK due to immigration status, a campaign run by local doctors and nurses in Medact, looking at the way that the pandemic has highlighted the risk for everyone in creating barriers to seeking medical help through NHS charges for migrants.
In my role as Shadow Minister for Brexit and EU Negotiations, I’ll be following this week’s talks between negotiators on our future relationship with the EU, after the lack of progress made last week – and I’ve meetings with the GMB and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders on the negotiations. I’ll also be talking to the BBC about my campaign to get a commitment from the Government to match the funding that South Yorkshire would have got from the EU.