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Money Advice Trust responds to expansion of Job Support Scheme

​The Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline, has welcomed the Chancellor’s expansion of the Job Support Scheme to support businesses forced to shut because of Coronavirus restrictions.


Joanna Elson OBE, chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline, said:

“The Chancellor’s expansion of the Job Support Scheme for businesses forced to shut because of Coronavirus restrictions is a welcome intervention – and another sign that the economic impact of this outbreak will be with us for some time.
 
“Continued financial support will also be needed for those who lose their job as a result of the outbreak. The longer this situation continues, the more urgent the need to give certainty to people in need of help now and in the coming months. The Government should commit now to extending its changes to Universal Credit – including retaining the extra £20 a week increase beyond April, and continuing to give fairer access to support for self-employed people.”
 
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